Collection Manager, Amphibians and Reptiles
Stevie Kennedy-Gold is the collection manager for the Section of Amphibians and Reptiles at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The collection is ranked among the top ten largest herpetological collections in the United States and contains one of the world’s largest collections of North American freshwater turtles.
Kennedy-Gold received her MS in zoology from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa in 2019 and her BS in biology with an emphasis on conservation biology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015. Her research interests focus on the ecology of reptiles, with an emphasis on understanding the effects of introduced or invasive species on native communities. Previous research endeavors include tracking the spread of introduced lizard and frog species in southern California to document their impact on native populations and examining how competitor presence influences behavior of lizards introduced to the Hawaiian Islands.
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