Jason V. Lombardi is supported by the Coates Scholarship in Habitat Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University Kingsville where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science. Jason’s doctoral research focuses on determining the minimum dynamic area of ocelots and exploring other aspects of ocelot-habitat relationships on the East El Sauz Ranch. His research philosophy focuses on using traditional methods (e.g. live capture and telemetry), remote sensing and non-invasive survey techniques to explore different aspects of carnivore ecology, conservation and management. He has broad research interests that include wildlife-habitat relationships, spatial ecology, urban wildlife ecology, and population dynamics.
Jason is originally from the suburbs of northern New Jersey. He received a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Wildlife Management from Delaware Valley University and a Master of Science in Forestry with an emphasis in Forest Wildlife Management from Stephen F. Austin State University. Over the last eight years, he has either conducted or assisted with research on 17 North American carnivore species as well as other large and small mammals. Upon completion of his doctoral research, Jason hopes to either work in academia or for a state, federal or international wildlife agency where he can continue conducting high-level carnivore research.