Our Scientists

Earthwatch supports scientists whose research projects address urgent problems stemming from global change. Lead scientists are supported in the field by a committed research team with enthusiasm and passion for their areas of expertise.

A

Ph.D. student
Universidade do Algarve
Assistant Professor
Landscape Conservation Initiative, Northern Arizona University
Biologist
Instituto del Mar del Perú

B

Assistant Professor
University of Miami
Regional Coordinator
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Research and Conservation
Associate Research Ecologist
University of California Riverside
Professor and Director
Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour, Universidade do Algarve
Assistant Researcher
Centro Nacional Patagónico
Professor
Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology
Bernard Bormann, Ph.D.
Director
Olympic Natural Resources Center

Professor
College of Environment, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington
Research Scientist
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Adjunct Staff Scientist
Cape Eleuthera Institute

C

Andrea Camilli, Ph.D.
Principal Director
Cantiere delle Navi Antiche di Pisa
Alison Carter, Ph.D.
Project Co-Director, Assistant Professor

Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon
Researcher
Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour, Universidade do Algarve
Director of Research Initiatives
Earthwatch Institute
Associate Professor
School of Environment, Arts and Society, Florida International University
Professor of Biology and Director of Environmental Conservation
Cedar Crest College
Researcher and Ecology Lecturer
CREAF (Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications
Ann Close, M.S.
Associate Director
USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

D

Natural Resource Scientist
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Park Ecologist
Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife
Special Projects Director
USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
Professor of Biology
University of Nevada, Reno

E

Curtis Edson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
United States Air Force Academy
Cristina Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Graduate Faculty

Oregon State University

F

Logistics Coordinator
AmazonEco
Northeast Climate Science Center
Scientific Coordinator
Churchill Northern Studies Centre
Founder and Director
Planeta Océano
Postdoctoral Scholar
Forest Ecosystem & Society, Oregon State University

G

Director of Biodiversity and Social Monitoring
Wildlife Works
Professor
University of Wyoming
Célia Gonçalves, Ph.D.
Researcher

Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour, Universidade do Algarve.
Lecturer
School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Northern Arizona University

H

Associate Director
University of Southern California, Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
Professor Emeritus
College of Forestry, Oregon State University
Vegetation Branch Chief
Joshua Tree National Park
Eastside Watershed Program Manager
Tahoe National Forest

K

Professor Emeritus
University of Alberta
Education & Laboratory Assistant
USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

M

Operations Manager
Mankwe Wildlife Reserve
Research Associate
University of Saskatchewan
Ecologist
Murdoch University
Carolina Megale, Ph.D.
Project Director
Archeodig
Abraham Miller-Rushing, Ph.D.
National Park Service, Acadia National Park
Natural Resource Scientist
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Researcher
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

N

Caroline Chebet Ng'weno, Ph.D.
Lead Scientist
Lions and Their Prey in Kenya's Maasai Mara

O

Senior Scientist
HawkWatch International
Research Associate & Associate Head of the Tropical Marine Mammals Ecology Lab
Centro de Investigación de Cetáceos Costa Rica (CEIC)

P

Professor of Biology
Indiana-Purdue University
Assistant Professor
Florida International University
Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University
Claudia Ponce de Leon, Ph.D.
Professor
Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Q

Principal Researcher
CONICET

R

Cuba Country Manager
Mesoamerica and Western Caribbean Program, Wildlife Conservation Society
Research Director
Earthwatch Institute
Chief Mission Officer
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

S

Lead Investigator
Icelandic Orca Project
Science Director
Leatherback Trust
Research Specialist, Biology Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Laboratory Manager
Bruce A. Schulte, Ph.D.
Associate Vice-President for Strategy, Performance and Accountability

University Distinguished Professor and past Department Head of Biology

Western Kentucky University
Principal Lecturer in Ecology
University of Brighton
Lecturer in Marine Vertebrate Ecology
Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter
Researcher
Instituto del Mar del Perú
Marine Ecologist
Southern Cross University
Director
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Professor in the Department of Anthropology
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

V

Director
Restauración Ecológica y Desarrollo A.C. (REDES)
Director
Coral Bay Research Station

W

Postdoctoral Researcher
Mongolia Program Director
Denver Zoo
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University