Society for Conservation Biology - Meeting Conservation - Sue Townsend

Special Event | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Sue Townsend

 Berkeley Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology

Our 'Meeting Conservation' series is back by popular demand. In this series, we invite Bay Area scientists to share their non-academic career paths and experiences for students interested in conservation.

Next Thursday 2/22 from 12-1pm in 112 Hilgard, we welcome Dr. Sue Townsend. Dr. Townsend has been a wildlife ecologist and ecological consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 18 years. She is currently a Principal Investigator for a wildlife monitoring project at Pepperwood Preserve and has designed and consulted on landscape-level camera trapping projects for the Sonoma Land Trust and Sonoma County Agricultural Open Space District. She completed the Wildlife Picture Index project, a metric for measuring trends in biodiversity using camera trapping, in Mongolia for the Zoological Society of London. As part of this World Bank-funded project, she and a team of Mongolian biologists set over 300 camera stations each season at five study areas from 2009 to 2011. As a Research Associate for the Wildlife Conservation Society – Mongolia Program, Dr. Townsend completed a study on the Siberian marmot (Marmota sibirica), documenting a catastrophic decline and assisting in efforts to conserve this species in one of the last intact grassland ecosystems in the world, the Eastern Steppe of Mongolia.

We'll have an informal roundtable discussion over lunch, where attendees will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Townsend about her current and past positions, career path, and advice for early career scientists.

This event is sponsored by the Graduate Assembly and open to all UCB students and the public.