Chris Mowry


Dr. Chris Mowry is Associate Professor of Biology at Berry College, a private liberal-arts undergraduate institution just outside of Atlanta, GA, where he teaches courses in Zoology, Ecology, and Conservation Biology.  He is the founder of the Atlanta Coyote Project and has been conducting research on coyotes since 2002.  Chris served on the Science Advisory Council of the Yellowstone Ecological Research Center and was one of 13 lead investigators from major colleges and universities across the US that collaborated on the 20 year Canid Ecology Project (CEP) in Yellowstone National Park from 1990 to 2010.  He spear-headed an in-depth analysis of how the coyote’s prey consumption changed as a result of the wolf reintroduction and a 100 year drought.

Much of Chris’s work as a biologist has also centered on the feeding ecology of African primates.  He is co-author of a seminal publication on the role of protein in the diets of leaf-eating primates, and he served as the Nutrition Advisor for the ring-tailed lemur Species Survival Plan (SSP).  Chris also serves on the Board of Scientific Advisors for the Highlands Biological Station in North Carolina.

Chris received his undergraduate degree in biology from Wake Forest University and his MS and PhD degrees are from Emory University.  Chris lives with his wife, Lisa, in Marietta, GA and their son is a student at the University of Georgia.

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