The 17th International Primatology Lecture will be presented by Dr. Janette Wallis. In her talk, titled “Building an Independent Career in Primatology through Research, Teaching, Conservation Consultation, and Service”, Dr. Wallis will share her experiences of carving out a career as an independent researcher by avoiding the usual academic path and, instead, seeking out unique opportunities for adventure, education, and service.
About the speaker: Dr. Janette Wallis currently directs the Kasokwa-Kityedo Forest Project in a network of forest fragments in Uganda. Research at the site focuses on primate behavioral ecology, reproduction, conservation, and human-wildlife interactions.
Dr. Wallis earned her Ph.D. in zoology, psychology, and anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked in education, research, and conservation projects throughout Africa, including in Uganda, Tanzania, Gabon, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Sierra Leone. She is the Editor-in-Chief of African Primates, the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group’s journal dedicated to African primates, and is a Vice Chair of the Primate Specialists’ Africa Section. She also serves on the Society for Conservation Biology - Africa Section’s Board of Directors and leads the Young Women in Conservation Biology network.
[Banner image: Kasokwa-Kityedo Field Team, 2022]
Livestream on CICASP YouTube Channel
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Time: 11:00 Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)