Alexandra Sutton

Durham, NC

I'm a doctoral student in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, working with Dr. Stuart Pimm on predator conservation in East Africa.

As a conservationist, I seek out sustainable solutions to human-wildlife conflict that allow big carnivores to share a landscape with their human neighbors.

As a researcher, I'm deeply invested in understanding best practices in conservation biology, and I wholeheartedly support efforts to establish evidence-based conservation as a standard worldwide. I'm also fascinated by the challenge of wildlife reintroduction and its role in the preservation of global biodiversity.

Duke University, Ph.D. Ecology, 2016
Texas A&M University, M.S. Wildlife & Fisheries, 2009
Howard University, B.S. Biology, 2007

Scientific Publications
Sutton, A. E., Yankson, K., and Wubah, D. A. 2012. The Effect of Salinity on Particle Filtration Rates of the West African Mangrove Oyster, Crassostrea tulipa. Jounral of Young Investigators 24: 55 – 59.

Sutton, A.E., Dohn, J., Loyd, K., Treddenick, A., Bucini, G., Solorzano, A., Pridhodko, L., and N. P. Hanan. 2010. Response to Burke et al.: Does Warming Increase the Risk of Civil War in Africa? PNAS published ahead of print June 10, 2010. doi:10.1073/pnas.1005278107

Parker, I.D., E. K. Lyons, M. M. Licona, A. K. Scoggin, S. A. Sumrall, and A. E. Sutton. 2008. Dinosaur Evolution: Student Response to Dinosaur Ramblings. Journal of Wildlife Management 72: 1453 – 1455.

Popular Publications
Stalking the Lion: Notes from a Field Biologist in Kenya.
EBONY Magazine Online, April 2013.

Fences & Footprints: Predator Conservation Field Notes from a Ph.D. Student.
Today's Wildlife Professional, Upcoming 2013.

French, kiSwahili (& a smattering of Maasai)
Travel, horseback riding, filmmaking, salvage & street art, and of course, anything to do with my Catahoula Leopard Hound and Shiba Inu.

  • Education
    • Duke University
    • Texas A&M University
    • Howard University