Kevin Mclean

Howard L. McKee Ecology Residency

Kevin McLean is an ecologist studying wildlife in tropical forest canopies using motion-sensitive cameras (camera traps). He has worked in Panama, Malaysian Borneo and the Ecuadorian Amazon to survey canopy wildlife in two of the most biodiverse areas of the world. As he collects his scientific data, he uses writing, photos and videos to provide a view of some of the least-known species in the forest. His research and stories will be made available to the public through a museum exhibit that will highlight canopy wildlife and the conservation threats they face. Kevin studied Earth Systems at Stanford University, completed his PhD in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California - Davis.