Mammals & Birds

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Ecuador & Peru

Debby Moskovits

Birds & Mammals General Coordinator
USA

Debby is The Field Museum’s Senior Vice President of Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo) and Director of Environmental and Conservation Programs (ECP), which she helped launch in 1994. She began her scientific work studying the behavioral ecology of birds, primates, and tortoises—primarily in the tropics. After joining the Museum staff in 1985, she developed public exhibitions on ecology, evolution, and conservation. She now dedicates her work to leading the Museum team that translates rigorous biological and anthropological science into action for conservation and the well-being of people living in and around biologically rich areas.     


Doug Stotz

Birds
USA

Doug uses his skills, passion, and training as an ornithologist to make positive changes both here in the Chicago region and in the tropics. He has been a conservation biologist in The Field Museum’s Environmental and Conservation Programs (ECP) department from its inception in 1994. Since then, he has participated in over fifteen Rapid Biological Inventories in Latin America, as well as one in China. In Chicago, he is a generous advisor to local restoration projects, an eloquent and tireless speaker at bird clubs, a regular spokesperson to the media on bird conservation topics, a rigorous advisor to scientists developing regional monitoring protocols, a respected consultant to governmental agencies, and a warm-hearted advocate for nature in general in the Chicago region.


Patricio Mena

Birds
Ecuador

Patricio has broad experience studying birds and mammals in Ecuador. This was his first inventory with The Field Museum.

 

 

 


Randy Borman

Mammals
Ecuador

Randy Borman, the son of missionary linguists from the U.S., grew up with the Cofan indigenous people in Ecuador. He now leads the Fundación Sobreviviencia Cofan, which administers the only reserve co-managed by indigenous people in Ecuador, the Reserva Ecologica Cofan Bermejo. The reserve was created after a joint inventory by the Cofan and The Field Museum. Randy is a superb hunter, tracker, and field naturalist, and is the 1998 winner of the Parker-Gentry prize awarded annually to conservation leaders by The Field Museum. 

 


Adriana Bravo

Mammals 
Peru

Adriana is a Peruvian student at Louisiana State University in the Department of Biological Sciences, pursuing a Doctorate in Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. She studies frugivorous bats and their use of salt and clay licks (locally called colpas) in the Peruvian Amazon and experimentally tests potential reasons for this particular behavior. Before becoming a Ph.D. student, Adriana participated as a research assistant and a researcher for various projects in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon. She worked in Manu National Park, Bahuaja Sonene National Park, and Tambopata National Reserve.