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Theresa Laverty

Assistant Professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University

I have conducted applied ecological research in the field across parts of North America, South America, and Africa. I currently study mammal communities (largely nectar-feeding bats) in United States–Mexico borderlands. For my PhD research, I lived in Namibia for eighteen months studying insectivorous bat communities in the northern Namib Desert. As a postdoctoral scholar, I also studied frugivorous bat populations in central and northern Madagascar.


  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral scholar, University of Chicago
  • 2019–2021
    Postdoctoral fellow, Colorado State University


  • 2019 
    Colorado State University, PhD
  • 2010 
    Princeton University, BA