Bats: Keystone Taxa for Forest Regeneration and Preventing the Next Pandemic
Dr. Susan Tsang, American Museum of Natural History
October 22, 2020
4:00pm-6:00pm via Zoom
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- Johnson CK, Hitchens PL, Pandit PS, Rushmore J, Evans TS, Young CCW, Doyle MM. Global shifts in mammalian population trends reveal key predictors of virus spillover risk. Proc Biol Sci. 2020 Apr 8;287(1924):20192736. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.2736. Epub 2020 Apr 8. PMID: 32259475; PMCID: PMC7209068.
- PubMed article
- Royal Society Publishing article
About the Presenter
Dr. Susan Tsang is a Research Associate of the American Museum of Natural History and National Museum of the Philippines specializing in bat evolution, ecology in Southeast Asia. These foundations have helped her form collaborations in over 9 countries for projects on bat conservation and disease ecology. She also provides subject matter expertise on natural resource management, especially wildlife trafficking, for a variety of government, private, and academic partners through her scientific consultancy (CEO & Founder), Biodiversitas Global LLC.
Dr. Tsang received a B.A. from Skidmore College, was a Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia, and completed her PhD at CUNY Graduate Center and City College of New York. She was a AAAS Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellow with US Fish and Wildlife Service. She is part of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Bat Specialist Group, a Wildlife Trafficking consultant, and describes herself as a "Nerd of all things flying fox (Pteropus) in South east Asia."
See also: Tsang website
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|October 8||Investigating the drivers of foraging behavior of a tropical seabird||Jenny Howard, Ph.D. Candidate, Wake Forest University|
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