Beth A. Kaplin (PhD)

Core Faculty
Department of Environmental Studies

Program Director
Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Professional Career

Founding Director, Center for Tropical Ecology & Conservation

Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) Board member, an organization devoted to conservation in East Africa.

Research Associate, Wildlife Conservation Society, Africa Program – research focus on Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda.

Before launching into graduate school and tropical ecology research, I worked in the ‘real world’ as a biologist for several federal and state agencies; here is a sampling:

Wildlife biologist, U.S. Bureau Land Mgmt, Fairbanks AK. Large mammal aerial telemetry tracking; vegetation studies to examine wildfire effects on winter range, 1989.

Seasonal Biologist, U.S. Bureau Land Mgmt. Anchorage, AK. Aerial telemetry cow/calf survival surveys; peregrine falcon banding; salmon spawning surveys; river use survey, 1988.

Natural resources assistant, Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, Madison, WI. Lake biomanipulation study: phytoplankton, zooplankton, and water quality sampling and analysis, 1987-1988.