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Beyond Pandas: The Wildlife of Southwest China


Jan 19, 2021 06:41 PM

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Bill McShea
Wildlife Ecologist @Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Bill is a wildlife ecologist for the Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute, where he has worked since 1986. He received his education at Bucknell University (B.S.), University of New Hampshire (M.S.), and State University of New York at Binghamton (Ph.D.). He runs several forest-related projects in Virginia and a grassland ecology project in Montana. When not in the United States, Bill works in Southeast Asia, Borneo and China. He may be best known for his work on giant panda conservation over the past 22 years. Bill’s research focuses on the management and diversity of wildlife populations, and much of this work involves mammal surveys using camera traps. He is a founding member of eMammal (www.emammal.org), which facilitates citizen science projects using camera traps and displays wildlife data and images through the website. (Photo courtesy of Bill McShea)