Sana Zahibi-Seissan

M.Sc. Candidate

With a background in wildlife rehabilitation and conservation, I have always been fascinated by questions related to space use and animal behaviour. My research questions revolve around space and resource use, and how it relates to social dynamics and cohesiveness. Working in partnership with Parks Canada, I am looking into the relationship between wolf group structures and the available prey base in Riding Mountain National Park in Southwestern Manitoba. Being an insular piece of wilderness surrounded by agriculture, it is important to further gain understanding into the predator-prey dynamics in such areas subjected to anthropogenic effects. Understanding the response of predator populations to differing prey species availability will help strengthen our understanding of ecosystems as a whole and has important implications for conservation and resource management.