Paul R. Reillo, Ph.D., University of Maryland (Zoology). Rare Species Conservatory Foundation founder and president, director of the Tropical Conservation Institute, FIU. Field-oriented population biologist, ecological geneticist and environmental engineer. Technical expertise in field ecology, demographic and genetic analysis of small populations and animal husbandry.
Board of Directors
George Amato, Ph.D., Yale University (Biology). RSCF board member. Director, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics. Adjunct associate professor at Columbia and Fordham universities, research associate in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department of Yale University. Conservation geneticist specializing in non-invasive sampling techniques for endangered species, and monitoring the trade in endangered species products using DNA based forensic science.
Richard D. Estes, Ph.D., Cornell University (Vertebrate Zoology). RSCF founding board member. Behavioral zoologist and ecologist. Specialist in field studies of large African mammals. Species Survival Commission Chairman for Antelope Specialist Group of the World Conservation Union (IUCN); Earthwatch Scientific Advisor; Associate, Harvard Museum of Cultural and Natural History. Author of The Safari Companion; The Behavioral Guide to African Mammals; and co-author of The National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife.
Associates and Students
Matt Shirley, Ph.D.
Understanding the ecology and systematics of 3 crocodile species native to Western Africa, while also developing effective conservation and management programs for each.
Based in Kruger National Park, specializing in animal TB diagnostics, immunology, epidemiology and interfaces between wildlife, domestic animals and humans.
Spatial and temporal habitat use of elephants in the Serengeti ecosystem, Tanzania.
Using optical and microwave remote sensing, satellite telemetry and field-collected vegetation structure data for elephant (Loxondonta africana) movements and habitat use.
Florida International University
Florida Grasshopper Sparrow.
Uncharacterized Isosporoid Parasite in the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
(Ammodramus savannarum floridanus)