LionAid Trustee - Dr. Pieter Kat
Pieter took his BSc at the University of Rochester, his MSc in marine biology at the University of Delaware and his MA and PhD in ecology and evolution at Johns Hopkins University in the USA.
He spent ten years working in Kenya on biological research programmes, including studies of genetic diversity in bovids (eg antelopes) of east Africa, the predators of the Masai Mara, and diseases likely to affect predators.
He spent two years at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, USA working on rabies virus genetics, African horse sickness and bluetongue virus amongst carnivores. He was invited by the Government of Botswana to study lion populations and to make recommendations for their conservation. He has authored more than 70 scientific papers to date.