Laurie Marker

Laurie Marker is the founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, which is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild through research-based, integrated programs that include securing the future of the human communities that live alongside the cheetah. She specializes in conservation science, cheetah biology and ecology, human-wildlife conflict, and livestock and wildlife management. Dr. Marker has mentored many student researchers at CCF; for Elisabeth’s project, she provided research oversight, project design, and training for the data analysis process. Elisabeth’s work under Dr. Marker’s mentorship was part of a long-term CCF study looking at spacial movements of cheetahs in north-central Namibia.