Major Advisor: Jianguo "Jack" Liu
Biography: Thomas graduated in 2012 from Cornell University with a degree in natural resources. Fieldwork in college and a post-graduation hike of the Appalachian Trail deepened his appreciation of and desire to study the natural world. Since then he has pursued research in watershed management, wildfire ecology, primate behavior, and fisheries biology in positions that have taken him from Alaska to Madagascar. At Michigan State, he is a PhD candidate investigating the complex relationships between human and natural systems by studying giant pandas.
CSIS Profile Page: Thomas Connor
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Affiliated Page: Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability