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Chris Filardi ’89 New York Times ‘Scientist at Work’

Story posted October 20, 2010

Dr. Chris Filardi ’89, a director at the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, is in the Solomon Islands east of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, to help integrate research, education and efforts to protect the area.

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Chris Filardi ’89

Filardi's blog posts about the expedition, the modern version of a field journal, have been highlighted as part of The New York Times feature "Scientist at Work."

Read Filardi's blog posts.

Filardi got his start in field biology at the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island in the summer of 1988, and then went on to do earn his Ph.D. at the University of Washington, where he studied the evolution of birds on islands in the South Pacific.

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