As the new year begins I will be travelling to Madagascar for my second trip with the Henry Doorly Zoo and the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership. After planting one million trees in our reforestation efforts in and around the Kianjavato commune in SE Madagascar, we are on a fast pace to keep working toward reforesting the barren hillsides. While in Madagascar I will likely be visiting at least two (possibly more) of our field sites, and work with Malagasy students on various conservation projects. I'm excited to return to Madagascar, and quite frankly, it is not a bad time to escape the bitter cold Nebraska winter. :)
Missy is a geneticist, and field biologist who enjoys both observing mammals in their natural environment and combining that with DNA detective work.