Conserving Biodiversity: In the Amazon and our own backyards.
January 5, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Dr. Katie Feilen, conservation biologist, primatologist, and Morpho’s Director of Conservation Engagement for a lively discussion. We will explore the causes of biodiversity decline and engage in discussion about actions we all can take to conserve biodiversity – in the Amazon and at home.
Katie has worked on a variety of projects, including teaching environmental education with Peace Corps Paraguay, studying white-faced capuchins in Costa Rica, mentoring Peruvian students in tropical ecology and conservation in the Amazon, researching seven primate species in the rainforest of Indonesian Borneo, and reversing the decline of monkeys with Disney’s Conservation Team. Katie received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from the University of California-Davis and a B.S. in Biology and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She uses behavior, ecology, and evolution to help understand how primates (monkeys, apes, and lemurs) adapt to changes in their environments and how we can use the scientific understanding of species to assist in their conservation. She also engages communities in conversations about climate change through art and works to increase science engagement to broad audiences.