- Field Technician
- Ornithology & Mammalogy
Elizabeth Carlen received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2007. In 2005 she participated in the Kenya Wildlands study abroad program at the Mpala Research Centre, Likipia District, Kenya where she studied the impacts of cattle and elephants on relative dik-dik densities. Elizabeth loves all mammals and is particularly interested in studying urban development and its impacts on metapopulations.
Currently Elizabeth is a field technician for the California Academy of Sciences where she is working to complete a comprehensive inventory to identify and develop and baseline understanding of the small mammal species present in the Presidio of San Francisco. The results of this study will be used to compare historic data and future surveys of mammal species in the Presidio.