Senior Scientist at Wildlife Conservation Society
Joel Berger's fascination for biodiversity began in California, a place he was soon to depart. He's written five books including Horn of Darkness (Oxford University Press) and The Better to Eat You With (University of Chicago Press), received life-time achievement awards (Aldo Leopold in addition to one from the Society of Conservation Biology), and is an elected fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Sciences.
He works with any species larger than a bread box. Although fond of disappearing into Central Asia, this past winter (2016) it was to a remote island in the Russian Arctic, which you can read about in his article published in U.S. News & World Report, "The Unlikely Diplomats - The return of the muskoxen to Alaska marks at least one success for U.S.-Russia relations". Joel is the Cox-Chair of Wildlife Conservation at Colorado State University, and a Senior Scientist for the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society.