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Sacha Spector

Title Adjunct Assistant Professor
Affiliation/Department Manager, Invertebrate Conservation Program, American Museum of Natural History
Telephone (212) 313-7079
Professional degree Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut
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Research Description Dr. 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.
Representative Publications Spector, S. (in press) Biogeographic Crossroads: Priority Areas for Biodiversity Conservation. Conservation Biology

Spector, S. and A. B. Forsyth, 1998. Indicator taxa in the vanishing tropics. In Conservation in a Changing World. A. Balmford and G. Mace, Eds. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Pages 181-210.

Forsyth, A. and S. Spector 1998. Dung beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae) of Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado. In A Biological Assessment of Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado, Bolivia. Timothy J. Killeen and Thomas Shulenburg, Eds. RAP Working Papers 10, Conservation International, Washington DC. Pages 181-190, with Appendix 368-372.