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Dr. Songer works on the conservation and ecology of endangered mammal species in Asia. Her research is focused on using advanced geospatial technologies to detect human transformation of the landscape and assess its impacts on endangered species and ecosystems to help sustain and restore species in the wild. She integrates spatial models with extensive collection of ecological data in the field, including surveys of endangered species, their movements, and assessments of human communities. Her current projects include restoring Przewalski’s horses to China’s Gobi desert, landscape ecology of dry deciduous forests of Myanmar, movements of Asian elephants, human-elephant conflict in changing landscapes in Asia, human-nature coupled systems in Myanmar and China, and understanding giant panda landscapes and the effects of climate change on their habitat.