Megan Jennings joined the #actuallivingscientist movement on Twitter to help the average person feel connected to scientists and researchers. A conservation ecologist at SDSU, she studies how urbanization affects local wildlife, especially large felines.
Here are three things we learned from her account:
- Bobcats are able to live closer to cities than pumas, as they can adapt easier.
- Jennings and Caltrans are researching how to make Route 67 in East County safer for wildlife to cross and prevent accidents.
- The proposed border wall could affect dozens of threatened species, like desert bighorn sheep, owls, wolves, and jaguars.