Nyeema Harris (Yale University), “Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.: Martin’s Legacy of Ecosystem Engineering” (Yale School of the Environment)

Event time: 
Monday, January 23, 2023 - 11:00am
Online via Zoom, and Kroon Hall, Burke Auditorium (195 Prospect Street) See map
Event description: 
Dr. Harris studies carnivore ecology, behavior, and conservation.
As an avid nature-lover, her most transformative experience
stemmed from witnessing lions hunt in Kenya as a youth growing
up in Philadelphia. In the work of her Applied Wildlife Ecology
(AWE) Lab, she aims to facilitate exposure, broaden participation
in who has agency and contributes to knowledge production, and
stimulate an awe for the natural world. She completed degrees at
Virginia Tech, University of Montana, and North Carolina State
University as well postdoctoral training at UC Berkeley and WWF
in Switzerland. She joined the faculty in 2021 at Yale’s School of
the Environment as an Associate Professor. Her work spans the
globe and ecosystems including urban environments, the tropics,
and African protected areas. Ultimately, she strives to be a socially
relevant ecologist by implementing inclusive scholarship that
contributes to promoting wildlife persistence and coexistence.
Open to: 
General Public