Ursula Valdez

Ursula Valdez
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… is a Peruvian-American avian tropical ecologist and conservationist. She focuses on studies of bird community ecology, habitat use and also works in conservation programs in the southeast Peruvian Amazon. She also collaborates with other scientists, educators, media professionals and local communities of Madre de Dios to develop conservation programs in outdoor education, the sustainable use of resources, and research training opportunities. At UW Bothell, through her courses and a field study abroad program to Peru, she offers opportunities to connect her students with a multidisciplinary body of local and international researchers, conservation organizations and students working on ecology, natural history field research and conservation.