Dr. Leslie Ruyle, Research Scientist at the Bush School of Government & Public Service, is featured in a new book, Women in Field Biology, released in August of 2022. Dr. Ruyle was one of 75 female field biologists interviewed in the book, co-authored by Martha L. Crump and Michael J. Lannoo.
The book focuses primarily on the journeys of women field biologists in North America, and the unique path each followed to their respective area of fieldwork. The books spotlights Dr. Ruyle’s past work on a community-based hippo conservation project in northern Ghana, her research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and her Ph.D. dissertation work on iguanas in Honduras.
Dr. Ruyle’s segment goes on to highlight the creative solutions for conservation she continues to research at the Bush School – bringing together minds of various disciplines to create space for new perspectives, approaches, and novel solutions that are breaking down barriers that stand in the way of solving the world’s most challenging conservation problems.