EUS Faculty

Felicia Keesing

Felicia Keesing

Biology
Office: RKC 211
Phone: 845-758-2331
E-mail: keesing@bard.edu


Felicia Keesing is a biologist who studies the consequences of interactions among species, particularly as biodiversity declines. Much of her recent work focuses on how species diversity influences the probability that humans and other animals will be exposed to infectious diseases. In addition, she has worked in Kenya for 15 years studying how the disappearance of elephants, giraffes, zebras, and other large mammals influences the way African savannas function. Keesing has published over 50 research articles and book chapters, and has received grant support from the National Geographic Society, the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institutes of Health. In 2000, she received a United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Clinton. She serves on the national steering committee for the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education conferences sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.