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Northern Resident Killer Whales Geographic Range

Who are the Resident Killer Whales?

If you’re like us, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about the Southern (SRKW) and Northern (NRKW) resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) on the news or scrolling through social media. They have been the center of a public media storm documenting the severe population decline of the SRKW. Our lab wanted to know more about […]

Our Group.

Our Group.

We are two faculty members, Sumeet Gulati and Frederik Noack, six Ph.D. students, Juan Fercovic, Raahil Madhok, Tatiana Zárate, Elyse Adamic, Bianca Cecato, and Erin Litzow, and two Master’s students, Anh Nguyet Le and Julia Brewer.  

Compensation from wildlife damage.

Compensation from wildlife damage.

We are estimating the level of moral hazard, if any, is induced by state-level compensation for wildlife damage in India.

Species level data for effective economic evaluation.

Species level data for effective economic evaluation.

We are surveying and evaluating species level population estimates, and their proxies for their suitability of use in standard economic analyses.

The cost of living in proximity to wildlife.

The cost of living in proximity to wildlife.

We are building an estimate for the cost borne by farmers living near wildlife reserves in India. Besides costs of animal raiding, this estimate also includes the indirect costs from crop and livestock adjustments in response to wildlife conflict.