Maggie Swift
Student

As an ecology PhD candidate at Duke University, I use mathematical modeling and satellite remote sensing to investigate how species interactions and water resources affect animal movement in southern African savannas.  On my personal site (www.maggie.earth ), you can read about my dissertation chapters on rare antelope populations in South Africa  and water-driven elephant movements in Namibia , or check out my TED-style talk  for an approachable summary of the Namibia project.

Beyond science, I'm involved in several science outreach  projects; write data science tutorials  and short fiction  for fun; advocate for better land acknowledgement  practices; and am an amateur wildlife photographer . I've found a home in the Clark Lab  & the Alberts Lab  in Durham, NC for the next few years.

Current Research Interests

savanna ecology, herbivore resource selection, landscape ecology, interspecific interactions, mathematical modeling, remote sensing

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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