Darby McPhail

Hello to everyone who loves kitties and even those who don't! I have worked in Belize, Central America, conducting field work since 2016. This eventually led me to conduct research on the beautiful Belizean pumas in, you guessed it, Belize.

My Masters work focuses on the population dynamics of pumas by estimating occupancy and puma density using spatially explicit modeling techniques from remote camera data. I then link these parameters to habitat features, prey, and potential competition with jaguars! Yikes! Cat Fights!