Western Kentucky University

Biology Faculty and Staff - Michael Stokes

Michael Stokes, Ph.D. University of Kansas

Michael Stokes, Ph.D. University of Kansas

Professor

Office:  TCCW 335
Phone:  270-745-6009
Email:  michael.stokes@wku.edu
CV:  http://wku.edu/biology/stokes_michael_cv_f2014.pdf

Courses

BIOL 131 Human A&P 

BIOL 232 Wildlife Ecology & Management

BIOL 459 Mammalogy 

BIOL 485 Field Biology: Ecology and Management of African Wildlife

BIOL 500 Introduction to Graduate Research

BIOL 518 Population Ecology

BIOL 519 International Wildlife Management and Policy

Research

Human-wildlife conflict mitigation, African wildlife ecology, roles of sociology and psychology in promoting conservation thought and behavior.  

My current research projects include the NSF-funded project ‘Development of Automated Systems to Increase Crop Yield by Reducing Group Foraging Intensity by Crop Pests’, an attempt to leverage evolved wildlife anti-predator behaviors to reduce crop damage on African subsistence farms.  Also underway is a project in Kenya to determine whether greater galagos could serve as an effective flagship species for raising interest and funding for East African forest conservation.

Current research student projects:

Molly Duvall: Development of Automated Systems to Increase Crop Yield by Reducing Group Foraging Intensity by African buffalo and bushpigs

Andrea Falcetto: Greater Galagos as a Resource in Forest Conservation

Simon Kasaine: Spatial Distribution of Human Elephant Conflict and Characterization of Crop-raiding Elephants in Kasigau Region, Kenya

Bio

Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematics and Ecology (1994), University of Kansas

Master of Arts in Systematics and Ecology (1990), University of Kansas

Bachelor of Science in Biology (1986), University of Missouri at Kansas City

Service

Board of Directors, Green River Museum
Student training for natural resources management, Upper Green River Biological Preserve
Science Advisor, Nyangala Conservation Trust, Kenya

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