Jeffrey A. McNeely is Senior Science Advisor at IUCN, where he has worked since 1980. Before joining IUCN, he spent twelve years in Thailand, Indonesia, and Nepal, conducting research and practical application of resource management activities. As IUCN’s Senior Science Advisor, he is responsible for overseeing the work of the world’s largest conservation network, with over 1,000 institutional members and 10,000 scientists and other specialists working in biological conservation. He has written or edited over 40 books and 500 popular and technical articles on a wide range of environmental topics, as well as serving on the editorial board of 14 international journals. He is currently working to link biodiversity to sustainable agriculture, human health, biotechnology, climate change, energy, and more traditional fields of IUCN interest such as species, protected areas, ecosystems, and economics. He is Chairman of the Board of Ecoagriculture Partners, Chair of the Policy Committee of the Society for Conservation Biology, a Member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the International Risk Governance Council, Science Patron of Earthwatch Europe, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Environmental Conservation, a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, a Member of the UNEP International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management, an A.D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University an Adjunct Professor at Peking University, and a Member of the Order of the Golden Ark.
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