Center for Wildlife Forensic Research

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The Center for Wildlife Forensic Research was created in 2015 in response for the need for scientifically and forensically robust research in the area of wildlife crimes.

Since then, the Center has grown slowly but steadily since and has recently begun to get recognition for the work that is being done by its members around the globe.

Our Mission

The Center for Wildlife Forensic Research at the University of New Haven will conduct ethical and necessary research to improve wildlife forensic science through guided projects conducted by forensic scientists, academics, and students in collaboration with the submitting agencies.

Collaborations
The Society for Wildlife Forensic Science logo
The Society for Wildlife Forensic Science

Publications
  • O’Brien, R.C., Appleton, A.J., Forbes, S.L. (2016) Comparison of Taphonomic Effects due to the Necrophagic Activity of Geographically Disparate Scavenging Guilds, Canadian Journal of Forensic Sciences

  • Appleton, A., O’Brien, R., and Trail, P. (2016) Species Identification of Golden and Bald Eagle Talons Using Morphometrics, Journal of Raptor Research, Vol. 50 No. 1 pp 76-83.

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JACLYN SCHULTZ '22

After I graduate I hope to attend either medical school or a pathology PhD program with my end goal to become a medical examiner.

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DANIELA LOBIANCO '22

I plan to pursue work in the field of either Wildlife Forensics, Forensic Taphonomy, or Forensic Entomology.

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MEGAN CHETNER '20

Having the ability to openly collaborate with them on this research was incredibly helpful.

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JULIE PINTO '15 M.S.

I am completing my doctoral research at the University of New Haven's Center for Wildlife Forensic Research.