Lincoln Park Zoo
Serengeti Research Scientist
I am a Conservation Biologist who has worked in the Serengeti ecosystem for more than 15 years, both as a scientist and as a project leader. My areas of interest include understanding how decisions by local households influence wildlife populations, and how conservation programs can better engage communities to enhance success. I am particularly interested in steps communities are taking to address human-wildlife conflicts. I believe in the importance of understanding the perspectives of communities around the Serengeti when managing conservation programs, and I am interested in how we as scientists can better engage local people in conducting relevant research to inform decision-making.