Melanie works closely with multi-stakeholder groups to design and implement collaborative landscape-level mensurative experiments. Melanie is interested in understanding the mechanisms in which human habitat-alteration and climate interact to influence the predator and prey community related to caribou declines in western Canada. Melanie initially conducted her master’s research with Dr. Stan Boutin at the University of Alberta, working to understand how linear features influence wolf movement behaviors, and continued into her role at the CMU. Melanie is also pursuing a PhD at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan.