Luke L. Powell, PhD

Greetings! I am a conservation ecologist with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and the University of Glasgow and Durham University.  I'm also the director and co-founder of Biodiversity Initiative, an NGO and research collaborative dedicated to exploration, ecology and education in tropical rainforests - especially in Central Africa.  I have a handful of research projects, all of which seek to understand ecology to aid wildlife conservation in some capacity. 


What I've been up to lately:

I'm featured in an episode of National Geographic's web series Today I Learned, where I explain why some birds lay their eggs in other birds' nests:

Today I Learned




Our NGO, Biodiversity Initiative got the cover story for Audubon Magazine!

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/summer-2016/land-lost-birds-searching-life-forests-bioko#8


Biodiversity Initiative, has launched a new website: www.biodiversityinitiative.org/

biodiversityinitiative.org










contact me: Luke.L.Powell<*at*>gmail.com