Evan Parker

Undergraduate Student
Area of Interest: 
Conservation, biogeography, tropical ecology

I’m an undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Conservation and Biodiversity. I’m primarily interested in the impacts of environmental change on biodiversity and how those impacts can be mitigated. With past experience working at the Duke Lemur Center and the Peabody Museum, I am passionate about the role of zoos and museums in research and conservation. Other interests of mine include tropical ecology, behavioral ecology, and primatology.

Currently, I am working on my senior thesis in collaboration with the Jetz Lab and the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center. This project investigates the heterogeneous impact of climate change on species’ range boundaries. Conclusions from this research will have implications for range shift predictions, which are important for conservation planning.