Research Scientist

Tremie is an ecologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Conservation and Sustainability. Her work focuses on the impacts of hydrocarbon development activity on wildlife in the Amazon and methods to mitigate such impacts. Currently, she is studying the impacts of the construction of an hydrocarbon pipeline on terrestrial and arboreal mammals. She is using innovative technologies such as camera traps and drones to evaluate impacts. Tremie pioneered methods in arboreal camera trapping to test the effectiveness of natural canopy bridges over a pipeline right-of-way in mitigating forest fragmentation. Her findings could help improve best practices in pipeline construction across the Amazon to reduce impacts on arboreal and terrestrial wildlife.