My name is Dr. Hunter Doughty and I am a conservation scientist.
As a scientist passionate about making a major impact in conservation and sustainability, I have researched, worked, and studied wildlife and the humans that use wildlife all over the globe. Through my many endeavours I have gained experience in a range of topics such as influencing wildlife trade consumers, understanding elephant cognition, assessing human hunting of carnivores, and consulting on environmental impact.
I have recently finished a doctorate at the University of Oxford, where I worked to implement an evidence-based behaviour change intervention targeting consumers of unsustainable and illegal wildlife trade.
Aside from my personal research, I am the Social Media Manager for Think Elephants International, a US based non-profit that carries out elephant cognition research and pre-college education programs teaching science and conservation.
Lastly, my first children’s book, published in 2016, is a fun narrative to encourage young students to enter into the sciences. Abigail Ann in the Bike Path Predicament is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
This webpage is an accumulation of my path and research to date in conservation, as well as my unending pursuit in understanding the life of the wild.