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Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA (North Hollywood and Sunland specifically) I became interested in wildlife at an early age; volunteering for Audubon at Debs Park in East Los Angeles for many years. I received my BS in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. While I was there I worked on habitat preferences and population dynamics in the Green-rumped parrotlet (Forpus passerinus) in Steve Beissinger's lab. For my PhD in Biology at Stanford University I was advised by Carol Boggs and Paul Ehrlich. I studied numerous checkerspot butterfly species and populations throughout North and Central America before completing my dissertation entitled "Global change implications of adaptation to climatic variability".

I did a postdoc at UCLA in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department with Curtis Deutsch studying climate change impacts on species at multiple scales. I also did postdoctoral work with Helen Regan and Kurt Anderson at UC Riverside examining the conservation and management of at-risk species in southern California in the face of urbanization and climate change.

In 2012 I joined the faculty of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong where I continue to study global change and tropical conservation topics.

MarieIn my free time I enjoy hanging out with Marie (my wife) and my cats. I also like music quite a bit and play some guitar: my band, Ptim and the Ptarmigans, is not uncritically acclaimed.

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Timothy C. Bonebrake
School of Biological Sciences
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China