Rescuing Elephants

Picture of Bruce Schulte, head of Western Kentucky University's Biology Department

On March 12th, Fletcher students and faculty met with Bruce Schulte, the head of Western Kentucky University’s Biology Dept. and the Schulte Behavior Lab. Bruce studies human livelihoods, biodiversity, elephant behavior, and ecosystem functions in the Tsavo ecosystem in Kenya. His expertise is chemical signaling between animals and understanding communication among elephants and aquatic mammals; his research is of particular interest to conservationists working to mitigate human-elephant conflict. Dr. Schulte’s visit was sponsored by the Tufts Elephant Conservation Alliance (TECA) and the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP). Students who are interested in exploring research opportunities related to wildlife conservation should contact Ginn Librarian, Ellen McDonald.