Welcome to my website. Here, you can find information about my current and past research, as well as some of my hobbies.
I am a wildlife biologist interested in human-wildlife coexistence, small carnivore conservation and disease ecology. In my work, I focus on how climate and land-use influence the presence and abundance of wildlife, with a focus on (meso)carnivores and their prey. I develop methods to monitor these smaller wildlife species and work on including non-professionals in monitoring. Furthermore, I am fascinated by how wildlife plays a role in cultural and sociological contexts, and especially how technology impacts human-wildlife relations.
Currently, I work as a researcher at the department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental studies of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå, and I am the chairman of the Small Mustelid Foundation.
Next to being an academic, I am a folk musician and dancer, take the occasional photograph, enjoy the outdoors, and like to read and write.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Dr Tim R. Hofmeester