Dr Ronit Amit
Adjunct professor and researcher at the School of Biology and the Center for Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity at the University of Costa Rica
Coordinator and researcher at the Gente & Fauna Group
Member, Costa Rica
Ronit Amit designs incentives to promote coexistence between people and wildlife, focused mainly on felid species. Her interdisciplinary research emphasizes conservation psychology for the integration of multi-stakeholder interests aimed at Community-based Wildlife Management. Ronit was trained as a biologist with a masters in Wildlife Management and she completed her doctoral degree in the Human Dimensions of Wildlife Lab at the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She coordinates the People & Fauna NGO and its volunteer program. She has received more than 25 grants and scholarships, including Fulbright-LASPAU, several WWB grants from USFWS, and the Darwin Initiative. Ronit is adjunct professor at the School of Biology at the University of Costa Rica, where she teaches interdisciplinary ecology.