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Tigers, people, and finding ways for both to thrive
Neil Carter studies tigers roaming near villages in Nepal, the people who live beside them, and the paths that can lead both to sustainability.
Carter works to understand how tigers’ behavior changes the behavior of their human neighbors and visa versa.
He uses camera trapping to understand the tigers, their prey, their competitors and the people who share their habitat.
Carter's work has a strong social science component as he evaluates local attitudes and tolerance towards tigers -- the first time this had been done systematically.
In the media
- Habitat research methods give a new peek at tiger life with conservation
- Scientists put attitudes toward tigers on the map
- To know a tiger is at least to start tolerating them, study shows
- Doctoral student explores Nepal’s balancing act of having tigers as neighbors
- Living with tigers: center research featured on MSU Today
- Tigers take the night shift to coexist with people