Hila Shamon is a landscape ecologist and mammalogist at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Conservation Ecology Center. Shamon’s research interests focus on anthropogenic activity and landuse changes effects on terrestrial mammals’ distribution and densities across large landscape gradients. Shamon uses a multi-species, multi-trophic approach to answer local- and landscape-level questions that unveil mechanistic processes and cascading processes, combining several modeling methodologies, and collects data from the field using camera traps, audio recordings, GPS tags and aerial image processing.



  • Working Towards Swift Fox Reintroduction April 24, 2020

    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and Smithsonian Institution are working together on a new swift fox reintroduction to Montana.

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  • New Research Article February 3, 2020

    Long-term re-evaluation of Persian fallow deer reintroduction

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  • New Research Article December 16, 2019

    Increased songbird nest depredation

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Recent Publications

Maor, M., Shamon, H., Dolev, A., Reichman, A., Bar David, S. and Saltz, D. 2020. Long‐term re‐evaluation of spatially explicit models as a means for adaptive wildlife management. Ecol Appl. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/eap.2088

Ben-David, A., Shamon, H., Izhaki, I. et al. 2019. Increased songbird nest depredation due to Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) encroachment in Mediterranean shrubland. BMC Ecol 19, 52. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12898-019-0270-8

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