Human dimensions of black bear management in Connecticut

Nicholas Yarmey

University of Connecticut

Nick graduated from the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus with a BSc in Environmental Science. Undergraduate research projects on mitigating human-beaver conflict sparked his interest in the field of human dimensions. Now in the second semester of his MS at the University of Connecticut, his research focuses on the human dimensions of black bears and their management.


The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a generalist species that has been expanding its range in the northeastern US. Connecticut contains the nation’s highest proportion of wildland-urban interface (72% of land... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Nicholas Yarmey (University of Connecticut)
  2. Anita Morzillo (University of Connecticut)
  3. Jason Hawley (Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Wildlife Division)
  4. Rick Jacobson (Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Wildlife Division)

Topic Area

Topics: Human-Wildlife Conflict


T-4B » HWC: Spatial Analysis (15:00 - Tuesday, 19th September, Assembly Hall B)

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