Name: Benedictus Freeman
Term: 2nd year Ph.D. student
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Advisor: A. Townsend Peterson
Research interests: Conservation biology, distributional ecology, ecological niche modeling, and climate change
Research summary: My research seeks to explain the current and future distributions of West African biodiversity, particularly birds. I want to know how they are influenced by global climate change now, and in the future (50 to 100 years from now), and what conservation approaches can we take to ensure that they continue to persist through these environmental changes.
Recommended KU class: Research ethics
Fun fact about me:
Studying at KU from the other side of the Atlantic has been fun, except that I have to brace for the unpredictable Kansas weather.