Kyle McCarthy


  • Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010
  • M.S., Wildlife Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007
  • B.S., Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, 2002

Regular Courses Taught

  • ENWC201 – Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Spring and Fall
  • ENWC325 – Wildlife Management, Fall

Research Activities

  • Ecology and conservation of wild felids
  • Evaluation of wildlife behavioral response to human recreation
  • Development of new technologies in wildlife research
  • Application of hierarchical models to improve monitoring programs

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • IUCN Cat Specialist Group
  • The Snow Leopard Network

Graduate Students

  • Wibisono, Hariyo. In Progress. Tiger, prey, and humans: A review on population status and tiger-human conflict in Sumatra, Indonesia. Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology. Expected May 2015.
  • Kachel, Shannon. In Progress. Evaluating the efficacy of wild ungulate trophy hunting as a tool for snow leopard conservation in Tajikistan. M.S. in Wildlife Ecology. Expected December 2013.


2012 9. McCarthy, J. L., T. K. Fuller, K. P. McCarthy, H. T. Wibisono, and M. C. Livolsi. 2012. Using camera-trap photographs and direct sightings to identify possible refugia for the Vulnerable Sumatran striped rabbit Nesolagus netscheri. Oryx 46:438–441.8. McCarthy, K. P., R. J. Fletcher Jr., Christopher T. Rota and R. L. Hutto. 2012. Predicting Species Distributions from Samples Collected along Roadsides. Conservation Biology 26:68–777. McCarthy, K. P. 2012. A tale of two snow leopards. In D. Hunter, editor. Voice of Snow Leopard. University Press of Colorado. USA.
2011 6. McCarthy, K. P., and S. DeStefano. 2011. Effects of spatial disturbance on common loon nest site selection and territory success. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:289–296.5. McCarthy, K. P., and S. DeStefano. 2011. Common loon nest defense against American mink. Northeastern Naturalist 18:247–249.
2010 4. McCarthy, J. L., K. P. McCarthy, and T. K. Fuller. 2010. Assessing Variation in Wildlife Diversity in the Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan Using Ancillary Camera-trap Photos. Mountain Research and Development 30:295–301.3. McCarthy, K. P., and S. DeStefano. 2010. Bald Eagle predation on Common Loon egg. Journal of Raptor Research 44:249–251.
2008 2. McCarthy, K. P., T. K. Fuller, M. Ming, T. McCarthy, and K. Jumabaev. 2008. Assessing estimators of snow leopard abundance. Journal of Wildlife Management. 72:1826–1833.
2007 1. McCarthy, T., J. Kahn, J. Ud-Din, and K. P. McCarthy. 2007. First Study of Snow Leopards Using GPS-Satellite Collars Underway in Pakistan. Cat News 46:22–23.

Contact Information
Kyle McCarthy
Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
250 Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-2526
Fax number: (302) 831-8889