Uh…what does anati’ala mean?
Anati’ala is Malagasy for “inside the forest”.
What’s the point of this website?
1. To provide information about science (occupancy? density estimation?!) and conservation topics in a way that anyone could understand.
2. To create useful resources for other wildlife researchers (like a list of grants to apply for).
And who are you?
Name’s Asia Murphy. I’m short, black, and from California. I’m crazy for cheese and have an unhealthy attraction to knives and fire. To me, getting the perfect photo of a wild animal is like catching a shiny Flygon.
I also happen to have a Master’s degree in Wildlife Conservation from Virginia Tech.
Are you affiliated with National Geographic?
Not yet *hintedy-hint-hint*.
Did you do all this work by yourself?
Nope. Dr. Marcella Kelly and the Wildlife Conservation Society started this project in 2008. Zach Farris (co-advised by Dr. Sarah Karpanty) continued the wildlife surveys across northeastern Madagascar. I started work on the project in 2013. Along the way, we’ve had many collaborators (check out who they are). Team work makes the dream work.
Got a CV?
How do I contact you?
Go to the contact page. Feel free to contact me with whatever your heart desires, whether it be question, complaint, comment, or wish to buy one of my photos.
Check out these articles:
That time I talked to the Lemur Conservation Network about my Master’s research and how I got over my prejudice against primates…
That time some of my pictures ended up in a Wildlife Society photo essay on camera trapping in Madagascar… (No, I didn’t get paid.)