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.
Kristin Hinkson (B.S., University of Georgia; M.S, Eastern Kentucky University) is a research technician at the Memphis Zoo. Her work mostly focuses on sperm cryopreservation, amphibian reproduction, and population genetics. She enjoys exploring new ways to help protect and save endangered amphibians by optimizing breeding in captivity.