We are pleased to announce the addition of three new team members to the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.
Walter Jetz, Scientific Chair
Walter Jetz is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Adjunct Professor in the School of Forestry and the Environment at Yale University. Dr. Jetz is Director of the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change, which links scientists, students and practitioners engaged in the environment, biological, informatics, policy or health aspects and implications of global biodiversity change. He also leads the Map of Life, which consolidates global biodiversity distribution data sources into a single asset to provide the best possible species range information and species lists for any geographic area worldwide.
Alfredo Cuarón, Vice President of Research
Alfredo Cuarón has dedicated his professional life to species and habitat conservation, sustainable development and conservation science. Throughout his career, Cuarón has worked to forge alliances, lead teams of scientists and practitioners, and apply sound conservation science to achieve conservation goals. Dr. Cuarón has assessed wildlife use rates and trends in Latin America; edited special sections on habitat disturbance published in Conservation Biology and including papers from nine countries; assessed the effects of land-cover changes; developed and implemented species action plans and facilitated strategic planning among a wide range of interest groups, from individuals and local communities to national and international entities to determine priority areas for conservation.
Bill Finch, Principal Conservation Science Advisor
Bill Finch works with the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and the Half-Earth Project to address conservation issues throughout the southeastern United States, including creation of a Mobile-Tensaw Delta national park unit in Alabama. Bill was formerly the conservation director for The Nature Conservancy’s Alabama office, director of the Mobile Botanical Gardens, and a managing editor with the Mobile Press-Register. Bill is the author of Longleaf, Far As the Eye Can See, and is a well-known regional writer and media host. He has received numerous regional and national awards for his writing on conservation and environmental issues.
To learn more about our new team members, and all other member of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation team, click here.