As a La Kretz Center/Natural History Museum postdoc, Elizabeth conducted intensive field surveys to determine butterfly species richness, abundance, and declines in Southern California, with special emphasis on the Santa Monica Mountains and urban Los Angeles.

Elizabeth was the former Director of Conservation Science at the 8500 acre Mohonk Reserve in upper state New York. As Director, she oversaw a research program that is diverse in taxonomic scope and boasts biological inventories and phenological records dating back to the 1920s.

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ucla la kretz 2021 annual lecture

UCLA La Kretz 2021 Annual Lecture

This event celebrates ten years of conservation research, featuring 3 minute lightening talks by each of our 13 past, current, and future La Kretz postdoctoral fellows. The presentations are followed…

natural history museum of los angeles county

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) is the largest natural history museum west of the Rocky Mountains, and serves a critical role in research and outreach for…

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