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Our Science Committee

  James R. Spotila, Ph.D
Board Member and Science Committee Co-Chair
James R. Spotila is the distinguished Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Science at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A respected ecologist and physiologist, he has written two award winning books on sea turtles and more than 130 articles in leading scientific journals. Dr. Spotila helped create the field of biophysical ecology and is the founding President of the International Sea Turtle Society and of the Leatherback Trust, two organizations dedicated to conservation and research on sea turtles. He served for two years in the Clinton Administration as Chief Environmental Scientist of the Department of the Army.

  Hou Rong, Professor
Board Member and Science Committee Co-Chair
Hou Rong is Director General of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and Vice Executive Director of the Sichuan Key Lab for Breeding and Conservation of Endangered Wildlife. A key leader and contributor at the Research Base, she has also served as principal researcher in 22 important research projects at the Chengdu Research Foundation of Giant Panda Breeding. For this work, she has been awarded three prizes of Sichuan Science and Technology Advancement and five prizes of Chengdu Science and Technology Advancement. She has tutored twelve postgraduates, published 36 articles and co-authored two other works. In 2004, she earned special support from the State Council for her work. In 2005, she was selected as the candidate for distinguished young academic pioneer of Sichuan and received accompanying funding from the Sichuan Youth Science and Technology Foundation.

  Frank Paladino, Ph.D
Science Committee Member
Frank Paladino is the Schrey Distinguished Professor of Biology at Indiana Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a recognized authority on leatherback sea turtles and has worked for many years with James R. Spotila on conservation efforts to preserve them. Together, he and Dr. Spotila were instrumental in creating the important marine national park at Las Baulas in Costa Rica. Dr. Paladino has conducted important research in the field of comparative vertebrate physiology and physiological ecology, ranging from studies of locomotion of birds to respiration of elephants and sea turtles. He has published extensively in various scientific publications.


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