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About Me


I am a wildlife ecologist within the Abrahms Lab at the University of Washington, interested in understanding the impacts of environmental change on large mammals. My work combines fundamental ecological knowledge, statistical modelling, and emerging technologies to understand how changing environments shape animal behaviour and population persistence.

Additionally, I like to use and build novel conservation technologies in my work. Alongside talented collaborators, I have published several methods papers on new animal-borne technologies.

I am also affiliated with Botswana Predator Conservation and conduct field research within the Okavango Delta, Botswana, at the organisation’s long-running field camp: Dog Camp. 

My previous work has spanned various other species and topics, from sperm competition in bruchid beetles to primate behaviour in the mountains of South Africa. 

More information can be found on my Research page. 

Thanks for stopping by, and if you have any questions, ideas for future work, or potential collaborations, please feel free to contact me at  kasim.rafiq 'at' or on Twitter at @explorerKas.



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Top and bottom photos by Louise Johns.

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