My research interests are conservation, biogeography, and life-history evolution. My current research
combines conservation and biogeography to identify areas that will be less impacted or more resilient to
climate change- climate change refugia. This work will highlight areas for prioritizing conservation
actions and help conservation managers make better water and land use decisions to help wildlife adapt
to a changing climate.
Climate-Smart Conservation for Tanzania: Mapping Climate Change Refugia for Priority Resources
Cavalieri, C. N. 2021. Geographic Variation in Skull Morphology of the Bone Cracking Hyenas, Crocuta
crocuta and Hyaena hyaena. Doctoral dissertation. Michigan State University.
Pearsall, D., P. Carton de Grammont, C. Cavalieri, P. Doran., L. Elbing, D. Ewert, K. Hall, M. Herbert, M.
Khoury., S. Mysorekar., S. Neville., J. Paskus., and A. Sasson. 2012. Michigami: Great Water.
Strategies to Conserve the Biodiversity of Lake Michigan. Technical Report. A joint publication of
The Nature Conservancy and Michigan Natural Features Inventory. 309 pp. with Appendices.
Pearsall, D., P. Carton de Grammont, C. Cavalieri, C. Chu, P. Doran, L. Elbing, D. Ewert, K. Hall, M.
Herbert, M. Khoury, D.Kraus, S. Mysorekar, J. Paskus and A. Sasson 2012. Returning to a Healthy
Lake: Lake Erie Biodiversity Conservation Strategy. Technical Report. A joint publication of The
Nature Conservancy, Nature Conservancy of Canada, and Michigan Natural Features Inventory.
340 pp. with Appendices.
Cavalieri, C.N. 2010. Ecology and Natural History of Three Oklahoma Skinks Species. M.S. Thesis.
Oklahoma State University.