Profile of Dr. Dee Boersma
University of Washington
Department of Biology
Seattle, WA 98195-1800
Current position: Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science and Professor, Biology, University of Washington
Dr. Boersma’s academic research is in conservation biology and the role of seabirds as indicators of environmental change. She has been at the University of Washington, since 1974 and held the Wadsworth Chair in Conservation Science since 2005. Since 1982, she has directed the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Magellanic Penguin Project at Punta Tombo, Argentina, and is a scientific fellow for the Wildlife Conservation Society. Her research focuses on Magellanic penguins in the South Atlantic, assessing their biological characteristics and the effects of human perturbations and policy changes on their survival. Dr. Boersma also served as President of the Society for Conservation Biology.