Nathan Ranc is a movement ecologist and conservation biologist. He is currently a Postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Santa Cruz. His work aims at understanding how human activities influence the behavior of mountain lions (Puma concolor), with relevant applications for human-wildlife coexistence. In addition, his current projects include a continental initiative for the study of golden jackal (Canis aureus) expansion in Europe.
Nathan received a PhD degree at Harvard University (USA) and Fondazione Edmund Mach (Italy) for his work on the influence of spatial memory in resource selection, movement and space-use of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). He is an active member of the Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe (LCIE).
Nathan aims at constantly challenging anthropocentrism in education, culture and politics. As Executive Consultant of The Diakron Institute, his objective is to foster the inclusion of ecology and conservation biology in a multidisciplinary framework.