Kerrie Anne Loyd is a wildlife biologist lecturing for the life and environmental sciences program at ASU@Lake Havasu.
Her teaching experience before coming to Arizona State University includes courses on wildlife and natural history in addition to biology courses for study abroad programs in east Africa while she was at The University of Georgia. Before studying and teaching about wildlife, Loyd spent seven years as an environmental education professional in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her master’s degree in science education from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science from Virginia Tech.
Loyd is particularly interested in urban ecology as well as conservation issues in developing countries. Recent published articles focus on predation by domestic cats in residential areas, risk factors associated with roaming and management options for populations of feral cats. Her dissertation research has been highlighted on NBC Nightly News, NPR All Things Considered and ABC’s 20/20. Loyd is currently leading a study to characterize the unique habitat choices of western burrowing owls and examine their nesting success in suburban Lake Havasu City.