Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

Ali's PhD with the Lion Research Center explored mechanisms of carnivore coexistence -- specifically how hyenas, cheetahs, and wild dogs manage to live with lions given overlapping ecological requirements and intense aggressive interactions. To study how these different carnivores were sharing the landscape, she established what is now the Snapshot Serengeti camera trap survey -- 225 remote, automatic cameras taking pictures of wildlife day and night. Images are classified by volunteers on Ali is now a post-doc with the Zooniverse citizen science platform ( at the University of Oxford.