Modeling Environmental and Wildlife Drivers That Affect Beehive Fences in Agricultural Landscapes Impacted by Elephants

Matthew Rudolph

University of Central Florida

Matthew Rudolph has been studying Kenya's elephant populations for the last two years with the NGO "Save The Elephants". From natural Beehive fence deterrents Long Term population monitoring he has been fortunate to turn his experience into predictive modeling techniques that will serve future conservation management decision theory. Matthew was born and bred in Connecticut although currently calls him home Central Florida where he is graduating with a Bachelor's in Biology and works at Disney's Animal Kingdom in the Animal, Science and Environment department. He is delighted to be here and potentially call CSU his future home. His shoes are also still wet from riding out Hurricane Irma. 


The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is a keystone species in Kenya's Tsavo East National Park. Through foraging and trampling, they also function as ecosystem engineers, causing specific disturbances in agricultural... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Matthew Rudolph (University of Central Florida)

Topic Areas

Topics: The Changing Nature of Wildlife Conservation , Topics: Human-Wildlife Conflict , Topics: Conservation Planning and Evaluation


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