Shelby Carter

Ocelot Research and Management

Shelby Carter is working toward a M.S. in Wildlife Science at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Shelby earned a B.S.  in Range and Wildlife Management with a minor in Biology from Texas A&M University Kingsville in December 2016. Shelby was born in San Antonio, and moved with her military family from Japan to Tucson before returning to San Antonio.

Shelby’s research focuses on the coexistence of ocelots with important income-producing species including cattle, white-tailed deer, nilgai, feral hog, and javelina. She is using a 7-year camera data set from the East El Sauz Ranch to analyze abundance and interactions of these species. Shelby also wants to expand her research to study ocelot reproduction, and obtain her Ph.D.