Dr. Marcella Kelly is a Professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) in the College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE) at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on estimating demographic parameters for difficult-to-track large, forest-dwelling carnivores in order to promote biodiversity conservation. Dr. Kelly uses remotely-triggered cameras and non-invasive genetic sampling over large landscapes to determine population size or density, population trends over time, survival rates, sex ratios, and genetic population structure and connectivity. She also used GPS collaring, critter-cam collaring, and captive animal holding to study space use, resource selection, foraging ecology, and behavior. Her research has resulted in over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers on population densities and trends for numerous large- and medium-sized tropical cats, space use and demography of coyotes, bobcats, and bears, and feeding ecology of numerous carnivore species. Dr. Kelly is also a member of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group responsible for reviewing the threatened and endangered status of multiple felid species.