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

New Mexico Staff Member


Cara Thompson

Cara Thompson

Master's
Email: cjthomps@nmsu.edu

Biography

I was born and raised outside of Denver, Colorado. In 2014 I received a B.S. from Colorado State University and have since worked for several state and federal management agencies, as well as non-governmental research organizations. I have spent most of my career working with Western wildlife and ecosystems but also have worked on projects internationally and in southern Missouri. My research at NMSU evaluates the influence Mexican wolf predation risk has on elk habitat selection while my broad research interests include wildlife-habitat interactions, trophic ecology, and conservation ecology/management.

Presentations Presentation Date
Thompson, C.J., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2022. Influence of Mexican wolves on elk habitat selection. 101st. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Tucson, Arizona, USA. June 2022
Thompson, C.J., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2022. Evaluating predation risk from Mexican gray wolves on elk habitat selection. 29th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Spokane, Washington. November 2022
Thompson, C.J., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2021. Influence of Mexican wolves on elk resource selection 14th Biennial Deer and Elk Workshop. Online Virtual. August 2021
Thompson, C.J., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2020. Influence of Mexican wolves on elk resource selection. 8th Natural History of the Gila Symposium, Silver City, New Mexico, USA. February 2020
Thompson, C.J., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2020. Influence of Mexican wolves on elk resource selection. 53rd Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Prescott, Arizona, USA. February 2020
Cain, J.W. III, C.J. Thompson, and Z. Farley. 2022. Predation risk from recovering Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) populations influences resource selection and behavior of elk (Cervus canadensis) in the southwestern United States. 10th International Deer Biology Congress. Osijek, Croatia. September 2022