Preserving our planet’s biodiversity is guided by knowledge of facts gained from scientific inquiry. Whether managing a forest ecosystem, restoring a disturbed habitat, or increasing the number of individuals of an endangered species, all actions are the result of dedicated people with exceptional skills who are devoting their lives to the endeavor. Without talented people there is no conservation. Here are the scientists who make up the Memphis Zoo’s Conservation and Research Team.
I have loved watching birds interact with their environment since childhood. While I have worked on bird conservation projects from California to Saipan, I am a native Memphian and currently explore bird population dynamics in the Mid-South. I also help with the day-to-day operations of the department, from running lab tests to ordering supplies for our varied research projects.