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Nina Flowers

PhD student

Nina Flowers, MSc.

I am interested in the applied feeding ecology of mammals. I have a background in ecosystem science and policy with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in biology specializing in biodiversity, conservation, and restoration from the University of Antwerp.  My master’s thesis research investigated the diet of lions in relation the livestock depredation behavior to mitigating human – wildlife conflicts in and around Nairobi National Park, Kenya.

I am now doing my PhD under Dr. Yamashita studying the feeding ecology of sympatric lemurs, Propithecus verreauxiand Lemur catta, at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve in Madagascar. I first became fascinated with lemurs while working with them as a zookeeper after my bachelors.  I am incredibly excited to get back into the field surrounded by lemurs in their natural habitat, learning more about the animals that drove my desire to become a researcher. 


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