The evolutionary and conservation biologist is also director of the Slater Museum of Natural History

Professor Peter Wimberger is fascinated by the complexity of the natural world, whether he’s studying the impact of birdfeeders on the evolution of hummingbird size or investigating how beaver dams can help wetland restoration efforts. In addition to teaching courses in evolutionary and conservation biology, he also serves as director of University of Puget Sound’s Slater Museum of Natural History. We recently caught up with Wimberger to discuss his current research, the museum’s outreach efforts, and how students can get involved.