Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program:
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Staff Member

Vanessa Laurel Springer




Vanessa is originally from the Bay Area, California and completed her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management from the University of Arizona. Her current research is on occupancy of tayra and co-occurrence dynamics between the Andean bear and other species in the cloud forest of the Ecuadorian Andes. She is also a graduate mentor for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program which seeks to promote diversity in the field of conservation.

Presentations Presentation Date
Springer, V. A. Fuller, and E. Cooch. Spatial co-occurrence of Andean bears with puma and dogs in Ecuador. 25th International Conference on Bear Research and Management. Quito, Ecuador. November 2017