Amelia Brackett Hogstad is a PhD candidate in the History Department at CU Boulder. In her dissertation research, Amelia is investigating new roles for history, both as a source of information and as a cognitive framework, in the conservation and protection of nonhuman animals. Using four local case studies of animals living the Colorado Rockies today — Canada lynx, bats, boreal toads, and domestic sheep — her work profiles a variety of uses of history in conservation and their consequences. While on appointment at the Center, Amelia will be studying the recent history of genetic data as a historical source and the history of alternatives to the ecological baseline concept. In her professional life, she works at the intersection of academic and public history. Since moving to the Boulder area several years ago, she has drawn on the intellectual and creative energy in the region in projects for the Boulder Apple Tree Project and the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research. She moved to Boulder from New York City, where she graduated from New York University and worked as a curatorial contributor and research assistant at the Museum of the City of New York.