Dr. Tremaine Gregory is a Senior Sustainable Infrastructure Scientist with the Sustainable Infrastructure Initiative at the World Wildlife Fund. She brings over a decade of experience in biodiversity monitoring and impact assessment in the Amazon and Atlantic Forest. 

Dr. Gregory was a research scientist with NZCBI for 10 years and a post-doctoral fellow before that for two years. Dr. Gregory is currently contributing to the Reconecta project evaluating road impacts and mitigation along Highway BR-174 in the Brazilian Amazon. Dr. Gregory serves as co-advisor for Smithsonian Fellow Fernanda Abra on the Reconecta Project. Dr. Gregory initiated a natural canopy bridge study for Reconecta and won a Smithsonian Women’s Committee Grant for continued natural bridge monitoring. In addition, she co-directed a documentary film on the project that will be launched in March 2024. 


Atlantic Forest Conservation in Paraguay

Scientists works with partners in Paraguay to develop best practices for managing protected areas and wildlife. Their research helps support the conservation of species, including jaguars, bush dogs, lowland tapirs and maned wolves.

Biodiversity in the Peruvian Amazon

Through camera trap studies, community conservation programs and collaboration, Smithsonian scientists are working to minimize the impact that natural gas development has on tropical forests and wildlife.

Conserving Amazonian Tropical Ecosystems

In the Peruvian Amazon of Madre de Dios, natural ecosystems provide essential services to local communities. Smithsonian scientists are partnering with stakeholders to  evaluate the region's biodiversity and devise scenarios for future sustainable development.

Mitigation Hierarchy

This set of guidelines helps development projects minimize their impact on the environment.

Monitoring Potential Impacts of Human Activity on Biodiversity in Peru

Researchers are monitoring the impacts of human activities on biodiversity in the tropical forests of northern Peru.