Hi, I'm Mimi!

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I work with bustards in North Eurasia. I have led field work, community engagement, and policy initiatives related to these amazing birds! You can read more about the project I lead here. I have a PhD in Biology and serve as the Deputy Chair of the IUCN Bustard Specialist Group. I do some consulting on spatial analysis and bird conservation, as well.

I typically spend a lot of time in Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, and adjacent countries. While travel is on hold during the pandemic, this course seemed like a good way for me to improve my project management skills.

I am currently in live in the Cross Timbers ecoregion of North America, near the Flint and Osage Hills. In my spare time, I enjoy paddling spring-fed Ozark rivers and bird watching in our remaining fragments of tallgrass prairie. I am passionate about conservation of temperate grassland, one of the world's most endangered ecosystems.

I have pet birds, that you might see or hear in the background during our chats.

Mimi Kessler

Director, Eurasian Bustard Alliance

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Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
9 months ago

Welcome Mimi. What excellent birds! And look forward to hearing birds in the background during live sessions, on theme :)