Dr Hannah Mumby
Email (@cam.ac.uk): hsm29
Research Interests: Hannah is interested in the life history and ecology of mammals and applications of this knowledge to conservation and management. She has used large-bodied, long-lived and social elephants to investigate topics including how elephants grow so big, how early life conditions are associated with population demographic parameters and how flexible life history is in response to seasonally varying parameters such as climate. During her fellowship she plans to focus on male elephants, arguably the under studied sex, but also the one responsible for substantial human-elephant conflict. She will conduct research on the male elephant social space in southern Africa, including patterns of relatedness and crop-raiding behavior within it. Her work involves collaborations with NGOs and academics in Africa and Asia.