My name is Tara Cornelisse and currently I am the Science Editorial Fellow and a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. My editorial position is with the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners where I research and create content for, edit, and manage undergraduate and professional level education tools. I also research content for the Museum’s Science Bulletin stories as their Science Advisor. Finally, I am conducting a review project on effective methods for insect conservation.
I obtained my PhD in Environmental Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz in 2013 where I worked on the endangered Ohlone tiger beetle. I also have a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from San Francisco State University.
I am a conservation scientist and insect ecologist with a wide passion to advance the conservation of biodiversity- all of the plants and animals on this beautiful Earth of ours. I am especially interested in conservation that aims to reconcile development with habitat for rare insects, they can be the same places if we develop more sustainably using the principles of conservation science. For more information, see the link on Reconciliation Ecology. To learn more about my research, interests, and experience, visit my personal webpage.