Dr. Tal Avgar is a quantitative wildlife ecologist with expertise in space-use (movement and habitat selection) ecology, wildlife population biology, animal conservation, consumer-resource interactions, and ecological modeling and biometry. Tal has a rich, decade-and-a-half-long experience in planning, executing, analyzing, and communicating the findings of wildlife ecology research projects, across multiple species and systems. So far in his career, Tal has studied caribou, elk, deer, moose, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, bears, wolverines, wolves, and cougars, across Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, Utah, California, and Montana. Tal believes that a quantitative understanding of the processes underlying animal space-use patterns is essential, not only as means to identifying ecological needs and interactions at the individual level, but as a mechanistic key to emerging population and community patterns.