Dr. Lauri Green

Sanding nest boxes
Dictating bird behavior
Prayer wheel

I grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles where my love of biology began with hikes in the grassy foothills and floodplains near my home. A high school dropout, I attended a community college and painfully learned how to study. In 2002, I earned a degree in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior from UCLA. Importantly, I met Dr. Peggy Fong who changed the course of my life. I completed my doctoral work with her in 2011.

After earning my PhD in Biology, I held postdoctoral positions with UCLA and the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP), Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In 2017, I brought my wife and three kids to Pennsylvania to take a Assistant Professor position with Bloomsburg University. Trained as a marine ecologist, I switched gears to study local wetlands so I could readily involve undergraduate and graduate students in research.

As a practitioner of the Nyingma school of Vajrayana Buddhism, I have deep compassion for all beings. My Dharma practice informs my teaching methods, conservation based research and efforts to promote Diversity and Inclusion.

Curriculum Vitae

A brief overview of my career by Nathan Green

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