Thomas Connor

Thomas Connor

Doctoral candidate


B.S. in Natural Resources, concentration in Environmental Studies  - 2012  -  Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ithaca, NY


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 plans to investigate the complex relationships between human and natural systems by studying giant pandas.

Collecting panda feces in the mountains