Kelly Kapsar

Kelly Kapsar

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Michigan State University

About Me

I am an interdisciplinary environmental scientist focused on solutions-driven approaches to conservation challenges in coupled human and natural systems. I use spatial data analysis and statistics to better understand human-wildlife interactions across scales of space and time. My research interests also include community-engagement, knowledge integration, and reproducible research.

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  • Spatial Data Analysis
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Social-Ecological Systems
  • Big Data & Reproducible Research
  • PhD in Fisheries & Wildlife, 2022

    Michigan State University

  • BA in Biology, 2014

    Carleton College



Research Focus:

  • Spatiotemporal Analysis of Arctic Vessel Traffic
  • Modeling Vessel-Marine Mammal Interactions
  • Community Engagement and Outreach
Saint Louis Zoo, Arctic Socio-Environmental Initiative WildCare Program
Research Associate
Sep 2016 – Present Remote