Paul Senner, M.S.


Conservation & Science


AZA Population Management Center


Population Biologist


M.S. – Environment and Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. – Biology, Lawrence University

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Areas of Expertise

  • Ecology
  • Ornithology


Paul’s thesis focused on understanding the impacts of water management on grassland birds in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. He has worked for a variety of organizations focused on prairie restoration and wildlife conservation in the Midwest, including the International Crane Foundation, the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, and Audubon Chicago-Region.

At Lincoln Park Zoo, Paul is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Population Management Center, where he is responsible for conducting genetic and demographic analyses and preparing breeding and transfer plans for animals managed as part of a Species Survival Plan®.


  • Lynch, C. and Senner, P. 2018. Genetics in Population Management. Animal Keeper’s Forum, 45(11-12): 318-321.