Who are we? (Part 1)
Hello visitors! My name is Yiwei Wang and I am one of the researchers on the Ecology Alaska project.
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Like many suburban kids, I didn't pay much attention to the natural world around me (although I always loved wildlife) and never imagined that I would grow up to be a conservation biologist!
However, while studying abroad in Australia during college, I became enthralled by the amazing biodiversity of that ancient continent. As I learned more about the fragility of this and other ecosystems across the world, I decided that I wanted to build a career around studying and preserving these irreplaceable natural resources.
Santa Cruz Puma Project with Dr. Chris Wilmers studying the impacts of human development on the behavior of pumas. In addition to my research, I am also active in science education and have given dozens of public lectures about my work, led numerous field trips, and am developing a Facebook game based around my research. I live with my husband and two cats in the lovely Santa Cruz Mountains. To find out more about me and my work, check out my website here!