(In alphabetical order)

Tanya Berger-Wolf

Jonathan Dushoff


Mayank Lahiri

Peter Leimgruber

Thomas Mueller

Richard Reading

Jared Saia

Liliana Salvador

Chayant Tantipathananandh

Peter Varkonyi

Richard Reading

Richard Reading, Ph.D. is the Director of Conservation Biology at the Denver Zoological Foundation, a department he founded in 1996.  He is also an Associate Research Professor at the University of Denver, where he teaches and advises graduate students, and holds affiliations with Colorado State University, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative, and Nature Conservation International (Berlin).  Dr. Reading earned his Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from Yale University in 1993.  The title of his dissertation was "Toward an Endangered Species Reintroduction Paradigm: A Case Study of the Black-footed Ferret."  He has conducted research or consulted on conservation projects in several countries on 5 continents.  A major focus of Rich's research has been on developing interdisciplinary approaches to conservation.  As such he and his colleagues have conducted research into population ecology, developing monitoring and management techniques, human values and attitudes toward wildlife and conservation, and conservation policy.  Rich has published >100 technical publications in several journals and books; written or edited 10 books, dissertations, or special issues of journals; and produced dozens of popular articles, abstracts, and book reviews.  Rich serves on the boards of directors of the Argali Wildlife Research Center (Mongolia), Denver-Ulaanbaatar Sister Cities Association, South Plains Land Trust, Idea Wild, and Mongolian Conservation Coalition (President), and the advisory boards of the Center for Native Ecosystems and the Grasslands Foundation.