Beth A. Kaplin, PhD

Core Faculty and Director of Conservation Biology Concentration
Department of Environmental Studies

Program Director
Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Professional Career

Founding Director, Center for Tropical Ecology & Conservation

Board Member, Albertine Rift Conservation Society (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, Kaplin worked 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.