Sacha Spector

Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History

Sacha Spector manages a number of projects related to developing scientific resources and practical approaches for invertebrate conservation. He also oversees the CBC's Invertebrate Biodiversity Laboratory and serves as the scientific coordinator of the Center's projects in Bolivia. Sacha's research focuses on understanding the patterns of insect communities' distributions across landscapes and their relationships with plant communities in order to define large scale conservation plans that benefit insect species. He has worked extensively in Latin America since 1994, doing both field research and conducting field workshops for training local entomologists in rapid biodiversity survey techniques. Dr. Spector also serves as an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University, where he teaches conservation biology to undergraduates. He earned his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut.

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