2021 Science Envoy
Luísa Genes is a Stanford Biology PhD student advised by Prof. Rodolfo Dirzo. In light of the severe global environmental change, she is broadly interested in how animal local extinctions shape ecological processes, and in using rewilding to mitigate those effects. Luísa’s work is mostly focused in tropical forests and savannas, in Brazil. Before going to Stanford, she completed her BSc and MSc in Ecology at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). In Brazil, Luísa was part of the REFAUNA project, and looked at the effects of howler monkey reintroduction in plant-animal interactions and processes. She is passionate about hands-on conservation!