Patrick Chiyo, PhD
Behavioral Ecologist – Research Scientist
Dr. Patrick Chiyo, was formerly a Moreau Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dept. of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Presently, he is a research associate at the National Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya, and a collaborating scientist at the Wildlife Forensic and Genetics Laboratory, Kenya Wildlife Service in Nairobi. P. Chiyo is currently a member of the African Elephant Specialist Group — the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN. He has over 20 publications on conservation ecology and sociobiology of African elephants that has changed the depth of understanding of elephant foraging behavior and human-wildlife conflict significantly in Africa. He authored a landmark study in 2012 that proved both life history characteristics and social interactions within male elephant networks influence crop-raiding behavior in African elephants.