Bart Harmsen, PhD

Panthera Research Fellow, University of Belize, Belize
Bart Harmsen

Based at the University of Belize in Belmopan, Dr. Bart Harmsen serves as the school’s Jaguar and Wildlife Chair and Panthera’s Jaguar Research Fellow in Belize. Through his Ph.D. program at the University of Southampton, Bart was given the opportunity to study Jaguar Ecology in Belize’s Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary – the world’s first jaguar reserve created by Panthera’s CEO and President, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz. After completing his Ph.D., Bart lived in the Cockscomb Basin Reserve for five years working as the Belizean Jaguar Program Country Coordinator. In his current position, Dr. Harmsen works with Becci Foster, Panthera’s Jaguar Program Coordinator in Belize, examining the distribution and use of landscapes within the Mesoamerica by the jaguar and other mammals.
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