Alexandra Sutton

Environmental Strategist & Researcher and Student in Durham, North Carolina

Alexandra Sutton

Environmental Strategist & Researcher and Student in Durham, North Carolina

I'm a graduating Ph.D. candidate in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, where I work with Dr. Stuart Pimm to study and understand patterns of practice in global wildlife conservation.

As a conservationist, I seek out sustainable solutions to human-wildlife conflict that allow big carnivores to share a landscape with their human neighbors. I've got a special place in my heart for East and Southern Africa, but I work on issues that matter all around the world.

As a consultant and researcher, I'm deeply invested in understanding best practices in environmental conservation & sustainability, and I wholeheartedly support efforts to establish evidence-based conservation as a standard worldwide. I'm deeply motivated to build stronger links between scientists and the private sector, with the hope of designing collaborative, impactful initiatives that benefit everyone.

I'm also the founder of Kedge Conservation, LLC -- a social business that works with technology startups to provide financial literacy skills and environmental education to rural communities in East and Southern Africa.

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Education

Ph.D. in Environment, 2017 - Duke University
M.S. in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, 2009 - Texas A&M University
B.S. in Biology, 2007 - Howard University

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Selected Scientific Publications

Sutton, A. E. (2015). Leadership and management influences the outcome of wildlifereintroduction programs: findings from the Sea Eagle Recovery Project. PeerJ 3: e1012.

White, R. L., Sutton, A. E., Salguero-Gomez, R., Bray, T.C., Campbell, H., Cieraad, E.,Geekiyanage, N., Gherardi, L., Hughes, A.C., Jørgensen, P.S., Poisot, T., DeSoto, L. and N. Zimmerman. (2015). The next generation of action ecology: novel approaches towards global ecological research. Ecosphere 6: art134.

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

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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. Studen

  • Education
    • Duke University
    • Howard University