Kelsey Neam

Amphibians Red List Officer

Kelsey Neam is a conservation scientist and spatial ecologist interested in how loss, fragmentation, and land use change affect species, communities and ecosystems. Kelsey is currently a Programme Officer of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Red List Authority, where her primary focus is preparing amphibian assessments for publication on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

For her master’s thesis, Kelsey investigated the effects of local habitat structure and landscape context on the spatial ecology of three-toed sloths in Costa Rica. Kelsey has also conducted fieldwork with the USFWS California Condor Recovery Program and the Ocean Mammal Institute in Maui, Hawaii.


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


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. 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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