Adam Edge

Adam was raised in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. He attended Western Kentucky University where he received a B.S. degree in Biology. After deciding on a wildlife conservation career path early in his undergraduate years, Adam has been involved with several research projects.

During his time at WKU, he spent an extended period of time in South Africa where he worked as both a research assistant and lead research investigator on an African elephant management study. The next summer he worked briefly for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game completing salmon escapement counts.

After graduation in 2014, Adam worked in both South Carolina and Missouri on wild turkey and deer capture projects. He eventually returned to Kentucky for a job on the Fort Knox army base where he focused on general wildlife habitat and forestry management work.

Adam will now pursue his Master’s degree starting in Fall 2017 under the tutelage of Drs. Gino DeAngelo and Karl Miller. His research work will take place in the northern Georgia mountains where he will be studying white-tailed deer survival. Adam’s main interests lie with predator-prey interactions as well as habitat suitability.

Publications:

Edge, A., Henley, M., Daday, J., & Schulte, B.A. (2017). Examining Human Perception of Elephants and Large Trees for Insights Into Conservation of an African Savanna Ecosystem. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 22, 231-245.