Shifra Goldenberg studying the effects of ivory poaching on female elephant society

Shifra Goldenberg is a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology through the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. With her advisor Dr. George Wittemyer and through the organization Save the Elephants in Kenya, Shifra is studying the effects of ivory poaching on female elephant society. The work will contribute to our understanding of the long-term consequences of overharvest and the ability of this important species to recover.
 
Shifra and team recently published a paper in Current Biology, "Vertical Transmission of Social Roles Drives Resilience to Poaching in Elephant Networks".  Their research looks at social complexity in female elephants before and after poaching intensified in the population.
 
To learn more about Shifra's research visit her website :: Shifra Goldenberg