Stanley D. Gehrt, PhD serves as chair of the Center for Wildlife Research at the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation. He also is a professor of wildlife ecology at The Ohio State University, and serves as the state Wildlife Specialist for OSU Extension.
His research program focuses on various aspects of mammalian ecology, especially urban systems, human-wildlife conflicts, and dynamics of wildlife disease. He is principal investigator of the largest urban coyote study conducted to date. Other research includes coyote and deer ecology in Cleveland, Ohio, and a collaborative project on coyotes in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia.
As an expert on human-coyote conflicts, Dr. Gehrt has consulted with cities across the United States and Canada. His research has been featured in numerous print, radio, and television outlets. He is the senior editor of the volume Urban Carnivores, published in 2010 by Johns Hopkins University Press.