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Carolyn Whitesell

Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor
Cooperative Extension San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 224-4679
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Also in:
Santa Clara County
Marin County
Sonoma County
Contra Costa County Cooperative Extension
Alameda County Cooperative Extension
Santa Cruz County


Ph.D Ecology, UC Davis. 2019
B.S. Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, UC San Diego. 2010


human-wildlife conflict mitigation, vertebrate pest management


Peer Reviewed

  • Whitesell, CW. 2022. UC IPM Pest Notes: Woodpeckers. UC ANR Publication 74124. Oakland, CA.

  • Macon, Dan; Whitesell, Carolyn (2022). Are These Big White Dogs Worth the Expense? The Challenge of Determining the Costs and Benefits of Livestock Guardian Dogs. Western Economics Forum. 20, 43-50. Spring.
  • Macon, DK; Whitesell, C (2021). The case for case studies: A new approach to evaluating the effectiveness of livestock protection tools. California Fish and Wildlife. 107:3, 173-183. http://www.doi.org/10.51492/cfwj.hwisi.3

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • • Macon, DK; Whitesell, C (2021). Bonding LGDs to cattle - #1. Ranching in the Sierra Foothills Blog. August 2. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=49138
  • Quinn, N; Whitesell, C (2021). California Ground Squirrel Management. California Macadamia Association 2020 Year Book. August.
  • Whitesell, C; Quinn, N (2021). Summertime California Ground Squirrel Management. Green Bulletin. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=50174
  • Macon, DK; Whitesell, C (2020). Selecting a Livestock Guardian Dog Puppy. University of California Cooperative Extension Livestock Protection Tools Fact Sheets. https://ucanr.edu/sites/placernevadasmallfarms/files/326059.pdf?fbclid=IwAR07KIrfn8ZCCOKji5nQANe8kpLOAcrUyZbtOXWjSvMOH-oYDAVbS6m8MyM

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