Dr. Richard Yarnell is a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. He holds a degree in zoology from the University of Aberdeen and a master’s in ecology from the University of Wales, Bangor. He earned his Ph.D. researching the effects of game ranch management on small mammal populations in collaboration with the University of Brighton and the University of Pretoria. Dr. Yarnell’s experience includes research on the impact of habitat management on mammal ecology, cooperative breeding in meerkats in South Africa, and hyena numbers in Northwest Province, all in South Africa, as well as a project investigating badger and fox populations in relation to pest management for the U.K. government. He has also served as chief executive of the Badger Trust in the U.K. He is particularly interested in the conservation of carnivores and in human–wildlife conflict.