Research Expertise and Interest
wildlife, biodiversity, ecology, conservation
Arthur Middleton is associate professor of wildlife policy and management in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley. Professor Middleton studies the effects of environmental change on the behavioral, population, and community ecology of wide-ranging wildlife, with emphasis on habitat conservation and human-wildlife conflict reduction. He has led a variety of research initiatives that connect wildlife movements to large-landscape conservation, and has often collaborated with photographers, artists, filmmakers, and media organizations to communicate about science and conservation to the public. He has contributed to The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, co-produced a film distributed by National Geographic, and co-created a museum exhibit about the animal migrations in and out of Yellowstone. Professor Middleton currently advises the Biden Administration on its conservation efforts, through an appointment as Senior Advisor for Wildlife Conservation at USDA.