The following Saint Louis-based fellows contribute to the study and conservation of biodiversity.

Solny Adalsteinsson

Principal Investigator and Staff Scientist, Tyson Research Center, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Urban ecology, disease ecology, ticks, birds, small mammals

Primary geographic interest: Midwest and mid-Atlantic US

Matthew A. Albrecht

Associate Scientist in Conservation Biology, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Plant conservation, threatened plants and communities

Primary geographic interest: Ozarks and Southeastern US

Whitney Anthonysamy

Assistant Professor of Biology, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy

Primary subject of interest: Population ecology and conservation, herpetology

Primary geographic area of interest: Saint Louis

Kathleen Apakupakul

Research Assistant, Institute for Conservation Medicine, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Conservation medicine, one health

Primary geographic interest: Global

Wendy Applequist

Associate Curator, William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Plant taxonomy, medicinal plants, natural product discovery

Primary geographic interest: United States, Madagascar

James Aronson

Senior Scientist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Science, practice, and policy of ecological restoration and rehabilitation

Primary geographic interest: Local, regional, national, global

Cheryl Asa

Affiliate Scientist, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Reproductive and behavioral sciences

Primary geographic area of interest: Latin America; continuing work in Mexico

Lauren Augustine

Curator of Herpetology, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Crocodiles, Asian box turtles, and Hellbenders (health evaluations, natural history and captive propagation)

Primary geographic interest: Cuba (crocodiles), Vietnam (Asian box turtles), Missouri (hellbenders)

Rod Barnett

Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, Sam Fox School, Washington University in Saint Louis

Eli Baskir

Behavior Research Associate, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Animal behavior

Primary geographic interest: Global

Karen Bauman

Laboratory Manager, Research Department, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: All species, especially canids and ungulates; reproduction, wildlife technologies

Primary geographic interest: Ex situ, North America, global

John R. Bermingham Jr.

Associate Professor of Genetics, Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology, Washington University School of Medicine

Primary subject of interest: Conservation genetics, herpetology

Primary geographic interest: Global

 

Peter Bernhardt

Professor of Biology, Saint Louis University

Primary subject of interest: Pollination, Anthophilous insects (bees, beetles, syrphid flies, butterflies and moths), flowering plant groups (orchids and other petaloid monocots), montane wildflowers of the Himalayas, Proteaceae of Australia, redbuds and dogwoods of Missouri

Primary geographic area of interest: American Midwest, Eastern Australia, Yunnan China

Steve Bircher

Curator of Mammals/Carnivores, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Carnivore conservation (cheetah, lion, African painted dogs)

Primary geographic interest: Africa

Chris Birkinshaw

Assistant Curator, Africa and Madagascar, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Management of protected areas (including sustainable use of natural resources, forest restoration, monitoring, control of invasive plant species) and ex-situ plant conservation (including field gene-banks)

Primary geographic interest: Madagascar

Emily Bowling

Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Palm oil sustainability, public education

Primary geographic interest: Tropical rainforests, local conservation

Louise Bradshaw

Director of Education, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Climate change education, enhancing biodiversity, community-based conservation engagement, nature-based education

Primary geographic interest: Saint Louis region

Stan Braude

Teaching Professor of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Inbreeding, Naked mole-rats, social evolution

Primary geographic interest: East Africa

John Brinda

Assistant Research Scientist, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Bryophyte floristics, ecology & conservation

Primary geographic interest: Western North America and Madagascar

Gerardo Camilo

Associate Professor of Biology, Saint Louis University

Primary subject of interest: Bee/pollinator diversity, urban ecology, Polylepis conservation

Primary geographic area of interest: Global, Andes

Mónica Carlsen

Assistant Scientist and Researcher, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Plant diversity and evolution

Primary geographic interest: Neotropics (Mexico and Brazil)

Bruce Carlson

Associate Professor of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Sensory and evolutionary neuroscience in electric fish

Primary geographic interest: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bob Coulter

Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Youth civic engagement and place-based education

Primary geographic interest: Global

Thomas Croat

PA Schulze Curator of Botany and Researcher, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Taxonomy and ecology of Neotropical Araceae

Primary geographic interest: Neotropics

Sharon Deem

Director, Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine

Primary subject of interest: One health, conservation medicine

Primary geographic interest: Global with current emphasis areas in Africa, South America, and North America

Karen DeMatteo

Lecturer of Environmental Studies, Washington University in Saint Louis; Researcher, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Ecology, conservation, and management of predator-prey species using noninvasive techniques

Primary geographic interest: Global (special interest in tropics and temperate)

Christine Edwards

Assistant Scientist of Conservation Genetics and Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Conservation genetics

Primary geographic interest: Americas and islands of the western Indian Ocean

David Fike

Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Director of Department of Environmental Studies, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Biogeochemical cycling in modern/ancient marine sediments and soils

Primary geographic interest: Global–currently: Australia, Canada, France, French Guiana, Estonia, Lithuania, Italy, New Zealand, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Sweden, US

Martha Fischer

Curator of Mammals- Ungulates and Elephants, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: All Horn of Africa wildlife including Grevy’s zebra, African elephant, Hirola, Black rhino, Mountain nyala, Giraffe, African wild ass, Speke’s gazelle, Ethiopian wolf, and Okapi

Primary geographic interest: Horn of Africa including Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somaliland, and the DRC

Kasey Fowler-Finn

Assistant Professor of Biology, Saint Louis University

Primary subject of interest: Animal communication, insects, and arachnids

Primary geographic area of interest: Saint Louis, Eastern North America

Ashley D. Franklin

Program Analyst, AZA Reproductive Management Center, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Reproductive biology and management, genetics, endocrinology, applied statistics, mammals (particularly felids and canids)

Primary geographic interest: Global; wild and captive populations

Gayle Fritz

Professor of Archaeology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Agriculture, archaeobotany, ethnobotany, and conservation

Primary geographic interest: North America

Roy Gereau

Assistant Curator and Director of Tanzania Botanical Research and Conservation Programme, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Floristics, plant taxonomy, and plant conservation

Primary geographic interest: Tanzania

Ashley Glenn

Research Specialist, William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Ethnobotany, food anthropology, refugee and immigrant cuisine

Primary geographic interest: Bosnia, United States

Alan Graham

Curator of Paleobotany & Palynology, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Vegetation history, land bridges, natural history

Primary geographic interest: New World

Shirley Graham

Curator, Lythraceae and Researcher, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Flowering plant systematics, Lythraceae

Primary geographic interest: Global

Jessica Griffard

Research Specialist, William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Ethnobotany, artifacts made from plants, education

Primary geographic interest: Global

Damon Hall

Assistant Professor of Biology, Saint Louis University

Primary subject of interest: Humans, conservation policy development and implementation

Primary geographic area of interest: Global

Robbie Hart

Assistant Curator, High Elevation Ethnobotany and GLORIA, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Mountains, ethnobotany, climate change

Primary geographic interest: Himalaya

Julie Hartell-DeNardo

Zoological Manager, Carnivores, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Carnivore conservation, Felidae, Carnidae, Ursidae

Primary geographic interest: Africa (Tanzania, Namibia), South America (Columbia, Ecuador, Peru), Artic Regions (Alaska, Norway)

Bill Houston

Assistant General Curator, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Restoration of Sahelo-Saharan species

Primary geographic interest: Niger, Chad, Sahara

Peter Wyse Jackson

President and Researcher, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Biodiversity and plant conservation policies and practices, botanic garden development, conservation biology, Irish ethnobotany

Primary geographic interest: Global

Ben Jellen

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy

Primary subject of interest: Global

Primary geographic area of interest: Eastern Missouri/ Mark Twain National Forest

Iván Jiménez

Associate Scientist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Andes, Neotropics

Primary geographic interest: Global

Lisa Kelley

WildCare, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Coordinating wildlife programs and evaluation, wildlife conservation, anthropology, primatology, lemurs

Primary geographic interest: Madagascar, global

Amanda Koltz

Post Doctoral Researcher, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Community and ecosystem ecology, climate change

Primary geographic interest: Artic

Bronwen Konecky

Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Tropical cilmate and paleoclimate, climate-ecosystem feedbacks, plant biomarkers

Primary geographic interest: Africa, Asia, South America, tropical Pacific. Currently working in Peruvian Andes, Botswana, Uganda, Indonesia, Galapagos Islands

Corinne Kozlowski

Endocrinologist, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Endocrinology, physiology, conservation

Primary geographic interest: Global

Doug Ladd

Director of Conservation, Missouri Chapter of The Nature Conservancy; Senior Lecturer, Sam Fox School, Washington University in Saint Louis

Stephen Leard

Computer Technician, Saint Louis Zoo; Faculty, Saint Louis University

Primary subject of interest: Remote sensing, immersive interfaces, ecosystem services, connectivity for biosecurity

Primary geographic interest: Global

Carolyn Lesorogol

Associate Professor of Social Work in the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Anthropology, pastoralism, land use, livelihoods, conservation

Primary geographic interest: Kenya

Xinyi Liu

Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Anthropology, early agriculture

Primary geographic interest: China and Tibet

Quinn Long, PhD

Director, Shaw Nature Reserve

Primary geographic interest: Global

Jonathan Losos

William H. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis; Director, Living Earth Collaborative

Primary subject of interest: Lizard ecology and evolution

Primary geographic interest: Caribbean, Central America, and South America

Michael Macek

Chief Operating Officer, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Community engagement, conservation education

Primary geographic interest: Global

Katherine MacKinnon

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Saint Louis University

Primary subject of interest: Anthropology, primatology, primate social behavior, ecology, Genera Cebus & Alouatta, ecotourism, sustainability, conservation

Primary geographic area of interest: Central America, South America

Scott Mangan

Assistant Professor of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Plant-soil interactions and diversity

Primary geographic interest: Tropical/temperate systems

Fiona Marshall

James W. and Jean L. Davis Professor in Arts & Sciences of Anthropology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Monica McDonald

Program Coordinator, AZA Reproductive Management Center, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Behavior, genetics, primatology, reproductive management

Primary geographic interest: Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia

Allison Miller

Associate Professor of Biology, Saint Louis University; Researcher, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Primary subject of interest: Plant diversity and evolution, crop genetic resources, crop improvement, sustainable agriculture

Eric Miller

Executive Director, WildCare Institute, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: General conservation

Primary geographic interest: Betampona Natural Reserve, Madagascar

Nicole Miller-Struttmann

Laurance L. Borwning Jr. Assistant Professor of Biology, Webster University

Primary subject of interest: Pollination

Primary geographic area of interest: Missouri/midwest, Colorado/alpine

David Morgan

Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Trees, carbon, conservation, Goualoogo Triangle

Primary geographic interest: Republic of Congo

Regina Mossotti

Director of Animal Care and Conservation, Endangered Wolf Center

Primary subject of interest: African Painted Dog, American Red Wolf, Mexican Wolf

Primary geographic area of interest: Zimbabwe, North America

Travis Mossotti

Endangered Wolf Center

Primary subject of interest: Carnivore conservation & humanities

Primary geographic interest: North America

Nathan Muchhala

Principal Investigator and Faculty, Biology, University of Missouri- Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Pollination, bats, hummingbirds, plant speciation

Primary geographic area of interest: Neotropical cloud forests (Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica)

Jennifer Mullix

Assistant Director, Butterfly House, Missouri Botanical Garden

Jonathan A. Myers

Associate Professor of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Community ecology, plant diversity, longleaf pine ecosystems

Primary geographic interest: Southeastern coastal plains (US); temperature and tropical forests

Nora Oleas

Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Plant conservation genetics-Amaryllidaceae

 

Kenneth Olsen

Professor of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Plant evolution, ecological genomics, evolution of crops and wild relatives

Primary geographic interest: North America, East Asia, Southeast Asia

Rosa del C. Ortiz

Colombia Program Coordinator, Science & Conservation Division, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Floristics, plant systematics, taxonomy and conservation

Primary geographic interest: Neotropics/Global

Jamie Palmer

Technician, Institute for Conservation Medicine, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Conservation medicine

Primary geographic interest: Global

Eleanor Pardini

Assistant Director, Environmental Studies, Research Scientist and Lecturer of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Rare plants, plant population ecology, restoration ecology

Primary geographic interest: Coastal sand dunes of northern California

Patty Parker

E. Desmond Lee Professor of Biology, University of Missouri- Saint Louis; Researcher, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Population genetics, disease, birds

Primary geographic interest: Galapagos Islands

Rachel Penczykowski

Assistant Professor of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Plant-pathogen interactions, Plantago and Powdery Mildew, disease ecology, food webs

Primary geographic interest: Latitudinal gradient spanning the Mississippi River Basin (N Minnesota to the Mississippi Delta)/Åland Island of SW Finland

Nezka Pfeifer

Museum Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Museum studies, anthropology, conservation

Primary geographic interest: Global

Amy Pool

Curatorial Assistant, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Floristics; Sharing science, the importance of biodiversity and conservation, and the significance of global climate change with the local public.

Primary geographic interest: Central America

David Powell

Director of Research, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Animal behavior, animal welfare, human behavior/ethics, reproductive biology

Primary geographic interest: Global

David C. Queller

Spencer T. Olin Professor of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Social amoebae (Dictyostelium) and Bacteria social evolution, Relatedness, Mutualisms, Symbiosis

Primary geographic interest: Mountain Lake Biological Station, Tyson Research Center, Costa Rica, Panama

Armand Randrianasolo

Curator, William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Plant and ecosystem conservation, community-based conservation

Primary geographic interest: Madagascar

Fidisoa Rasambainarivo

Wildlife Veterinarian, Saint Louis Zoo; Doctoral student at University of Missouri- Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Conservation medicine, emergence and transmission of diseases at the human-domestic animal and wildlife interface

Primary geographic interest: Madagascar

Leighton Reid

Assistant Scientist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Forest restoration

Primary geographic interest: Missouri, Costa Rica, Madagascar

Rachel Reid

Postdoctoral Researcher, Anthropology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Paleoecology, paleoclimatology, stable isotope biogeochemistry

Primary geographic interest: Global

Rodrigo Reis

Professor and Chair of Urban Design, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Livability, Built environment, and Public health

Primary geographic interest: Brazil, Saint Louis, UK, Colombia, Chile

Robert Ricklefs

Curators' Professor of Biology, University of Missouri- Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Ornithology and ecology

Primary geographic area of interest: West Indies, Global

Crickette Sanz

Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Trees, carbon, conesrvation, Goualoogo triangle

Primary geographic interest: Republic of Congo

Adam Smith

Ecologist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Global change and conservation

Primary geographic interest: Global

Edward Spevak

Curator of Invertebrates for Pollinators, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Pollinators, native bee conservation, Native American reservations

Primary geographic interest: Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana

Joe Steensma

Professor of Practice, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Sustainability, fisheries, biodiversity and health, birds

Primary geographic interest: Bahamas, Haiti, Costa Rica, Australia, Global

Claudia Stein

Post Doctoral Researcher, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Community ecology, plant-soil feedbacks, grasslands, temperate forests

Primary geographic interest: North America and Europe

Peter F Stevens

Professor of Biology, University of Missouri- Saint Louis; Curator and Researcher, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Seed plant diversification and evolution

Primary geographic interest: Global

Joan E. Strassman

Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Social amoebae (Dictyostelium) and bacteria social evolution, relatedness, mutualisms, symbiosis

Primary geographic interest: Mountain Lake Biological Station, Tyson Research Center, Costa Rica, Panama

Charlotte M. Taylor

Curator and Researcher, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Floristics

Primary geographic interest: Neotropics

J. Sebastián Tello

Assistant Scientist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Forest ecology and biogeography

Primary geographic interest Neotropics, Amazon, Andes, Global

Alan Templeton

Charles Rebstock Professor Emeritus of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Endangered salamanders, reintroduction of wild ass, conservation genetics, conservation genetics and restoration of collared lizards

Primary geographic interest: Israel, Glade communities in the Ozarks

Anne Tieber

Curator of Birds, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: All birds, especially Humboldt penguins

Primary geographic interest: Pacific Islands/Saipan, Global

Carmen Ulloa

Curator and Researcher, Missouri Botanical Garden

Primary subject of interest: Plants

Primary geographic interest: Andes

Thomas Valone

Professor of Biology, Saint Louis University

Primary subject of interest: Ecology, communities and behaviors

Primary geographic area of interest: North America

Mark Wanner

Zoological Manager of Herps and Aquatics, Saint Louis Zoo

Primary subject of interest: Ecuadorian amphibians, Western Asian reptiles and amphibians

Primary geographic interest: Ecuador, Armenia, Georgia, Iran

Wes Warren

Assistant Director of Comparative Genomics, McDonnell Genome Institute, Washington University in Saint Louis

Primary subject of interest: Evolution of vertebrate traits, question: how does the loss or adaptation of a trait correlate to genome change?

Primary geographic area of interest: Global