Director of Academic Engagement - Natural and Quantitative Sciences, Academic Advising Center

I am a long-time member of the Duke Community: I earned my B.S. in Evolutionary Anthropology (and a minor in German) in 2011 and Ph.D. from the University Program in Ecology in 2019. I am a wildlife ecologist studying the iconic lemurs of Madagascar. My research is focused on how lemurs, particularly sifakas, adapt to changing conditions and heterogeneous environments. In Madagascar, our team’s projects are run through collaborative partnerships with in-country scientists designed to fill gaps in conservation knowledge while offering opportunities for Malagasy students. After grad school, I worked at the Duke Lemur Center and in Dr. Anne Yoder’s lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow where I studied local adaptation in sifakas, hibernation in dwarf lemurs, and speciation in mouse lemurs. As DAE for Natural & Quantitative Sciences, my role is to help Duke students achieve their collegiate goals, while working with campus partners across STEM fields to develop more inclusive programming. 

You can schedule an appointment with me here: https://calendly.com/lydia-greene