Allie Burnett

School of Natural Resources and the Environment
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Allie Burnett is a wildlife researcher devoted to minimizing human disturbance on wildlife populations and reducing human-wildlife conflict. She studies animal behavior to understand how wildlife responds and adapts to environmental disturbance, including direct and indirect consequences of urbanization, landscape change, and climate change. Currently a Ph.D. student in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona, she uses a three-pronged approach relying on wildlife cameras, diet analyses, and public surveys to monitor urban wildlife and gauge the extent of conflict emerging from dietary and spatial overlap between humans and wildlife. She plans to use her research to inform future land-use decisions, such as city or wildlife corridor planning, as well as a window for the general community to get a closer look at wildlife families and societies. As a Carson Scholar, Burnett aims to learn how to connect with her local community more effectively to kindle a reconnection between people and Nature. 


Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences