Michael Romero

Dr. Romero received his PhD from Stanford and has been teaching in the Tufts Biology Department for over 25 years.  He recently received an award for outstanding mentoring of undergraduate and graduate research students from the White House and the National Science Foundation.  His research focuses on stress in wild animals, with both laboratory and field components, and on how understanding stress can help in the conservation of those species. On this departure Professor Romero will discuss how both natural events and human-induced changes can cause stress in animals, and how understanding animals’ responses to stress will inform conservation efforts.