Kelsey Neam


Program Officer of IUCN Red List Assessments

Kelsey Neam specializes in species assessment initiatives and the analysis of species conservation data. Kelsey is currently focused on assessing the global extinction risk of the world’s amphibians. As a Programme Officer of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Red List Authority (ARLA), Kelsey works jointly with Jennifer Luedtke (GWC’s Manager of IUCN Red List Assessments) to maintain and update all known amphibian species on the IUCN Red List in order to inform and catalyze action for conservation.

Kelsey received her master’s degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University, where she investigated the effects of habitat structure and landscape composition on the spatial ecology of three-toed sloths in Costa Rica. As a graduate student in the Applied Biodiversity Science (ABS) program, Kelsey received training in the biological and social sciences to evaluate the causes, consequences, and solutions to biodiversity loss through the lenses of ecology, culture and governance.

Education

  • M.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University.
  • B.S. Environmental Science and Policy, University of Maryland.

Publications

Neam, K.D. and Lacher, T.E., Jr. 2018. Multi‐scale effects of habitat structure and landscape context on a vertebrate with limited dispersal ability (the brown‐throated sloth, Bradypus variegatus). Biotropica. PDF.

Neam, K. D. and Lacher, Jr., T. E. 2015. Spatial Distribution, Resource Use, Behavior of Brown-Throated Sloths (Bradypus variegatus) in a Multi-Use Landscape. Edentata 16: 46–56.

Neam, K. D. 2015. The odd couple: interactions between a sloth and a brown jay. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13: 170–171. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/1540-9295-13.3.170.

Landon, A. C., Van Riper, C. J., Angeli, N. F., Fitzgerald, D. B., Neam, K. D. 2015. Transdisciplinary Roots in the Peruvian Amazon: Lessons from the Field. The Journal of Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies 14: 2–12.

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