The Wildlife Society

Founded in 1937, the organization’s mission is “To inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation.” The Wildlife Society enhances our members’ networking and learning opportunities, professional and career development, and provides numerous ways for them to get more involved in creating a better future for wildlife and their habitats.

The Urban Wildlife Working Group

The Urban Wildlife Working Group provides a forum for Wildlife Society members to exchange information relative to urban wildlife and the management of urban wildlife habitat. The working group works to increase awareness of urban wildlife, resolve conflicts related to nuisance wildlife concerns, and promote opportunities to incorporate wildlife in urban settings among urban planners, landscape architects, the private sector, and the general public.

Association of Southeastern Biologists

The purpose of this association is to promote the advancement of biology as a science by encouraging research, the imparting of knowledge, the application of knowledge to the solution of biological problems, and the preservation of biological resources.

Society for Conservation Biology

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. The Society’s membership comprises a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students make up the more than 10,000 members world-wide.

Sigma Xi

The international honor society of science and engineering, Sigma Xi has nearly 65,000 members who were elected to membership based on their research potential or achievements. More than 500 Sigma Xi chapters in North America and around the world provide a supportive environment for interdisciplinary research at colleges and universities, industry research centers and government laboratories. More than 200 members have won the Nobel Prize.

Nutrition Advisor, Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) Species Survival Plan

I serve as the Nutrition Advisor for the ring-tailed lemur Species Survival Plan (SSP).  This link will take you to the Nutrition section of the ring-tailed lemur Husbandry Manual.

Board of Scientific Advisors, Highlands Biological Station

The Highlands Biological Station is a year-round biological field station located on a high plateau in the southern Appalachian Mountains of southwestern North Carolina.  Its principal mission is to promote research and education in biodiversity studies (ecology, systematics, evolution, and conservation), with special emphasis on the diverse flora and fauna of the region.  Founded in 1927 through the combined efforts of prominent local residents and a group of biologists from leading universities in the Southeast, HBS built its first laboratory in 1930.

Science Advisory Board, Project Coyote

Project Coyote, a national non-profit organization based in Northern California, is a North American coalition of scientists, educators, ranchers and citizen leaders promoting compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science and advocacy. We work to change laws and policies to protect native carnivores from abuse and mismanagement, advocating coexistence instead of killing. We seek to change negative attitudes toward coyotes, wolves and other misunderstood predators by replacing ignorance and fear with understanding, respect and appreciation. Project Coyote is part of the Earth Island Institute, a global network of conservation organizations.

Faculty Advisor, Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 175,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 430 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.