Katrien Kingdon

Ph.D. Candidate

My interest in wildlife biology was founded at a young age while growing up just outside of Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba. Today, wildlife movement in the presence of novel ecological pressures, as well as human-wildlife interactions, are the driving factors for my research. My project investigates how the presence of low-density linear features (e.g., hydroelectric transmission lines) alters grey wolf behaviour in southeastern Manitoba. Additionally, this project focuses on how avoidance or selection of various linear features influences wolf movement patterns across a landscape. With the consideration that wolves are apex predators within the boreal food web, understanding their response to habitat disturbance will provide novel information on the impacts to the broader ecosystem.