Kimberly M. Andrews, PhD
ADC30 Committee Member
Research Scientist/Graduate Faculty
University of Georgia
Dr. Kimberly M. Andrews is a Research Scientist and Graduate Faculty at the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia where she manages the Applied Wildlife Conservation Lab. The Applied Wildlife Conservation Lab is comprised mostly of Andrews' graduate students and undergraduate interns and is dedicated to applying real-world, cost-effective solutions to complex, ecological problems in natural and human-dominated settings. Specifically, Andrews' professional foci include: 1) planning and mitigation of infrastructure development (roads, commercial, residential); 2) ecological research, with emphasis on
vertebrates in coastal systems; 3) management of habitats; and 4) public awareness, community engagement, and wildlife conflict resolution. Her specialty in the transportation planning world is in identifying and mitigating effects on habitats in coastal communities and on wildlife, with particular interest in small vertebrates. Her projects are focused primarily in the southeastern region of North America and the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Kimberly is the co-founder of Osa Ecology, a conservation research organization in Costa Rica that practices
community involvement in collecting scientific data to monitor the health of local wildlife and ecosystems, and to manage for sustainable interactions with sensitive species and habitats. She works extensively with developing and implementing predator management regimes that provide alternatives to removal, with focus on crocodilians and venomous snakes. Kimberly is a “triple dawg,” having received a BS in Ecology, an MS in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development, and a PhD in Ecology from the University of Georgia. Kimberly began her tenure as a member of the ADC 30 Ecology and Transportation committee in 2017.