I am a first year PhD student and teaching assistant in the Department of Geographical Sciences. I apply spatial data science concepts and technology to better understand human-wildlife conflict. My research is aimed toward building knowledge to elicit practical solutions. 

Areas of Interest

  • Illicit wildlife trade
  • Illegal bushmeat consumption
  • Illegal fishing
  • Marine mammal vessel collisions
  • Marine debris

Degrees

  • Degree Type
    MS
    Degree Details
    Environmental Management; Duke University
  • Degree Type
    BS
    Degree Details
    Biological Sciences; Western Michigan University

Awards

  • 2021-03-01
    Flagship Fellowship, University of Maryland
  • 2021-02-22
    Deans Fellowship, University of Maryland
  • 2015-01-01
    Edna Bailey Sussman Award, Duke University

Research

  • Human- wildlife conflict
Picture
Suite 300, River Road
Center for Geospatial Information Science
Email
kiddings [at] terpmail.umd.edu
Office Hours
Wed 6-7pm