John G. Robinson, Ph.D., executive vice president for conservation and science at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), will lecture on “The Changing Landscape of Conservation,” on Thursday, December 11, 2008, at 6 p.m. in the Flom Auditorium, Walsh Family Library, Rose Hill Campus.
Robinson will explore the intersection of conservation and science and how the conservation movement is adapting to confront increasingly complex and global issues in the conservation of biodiversity in this seminar sponsored by theDepartment of Biological Sciences at Fordham.
Robinson oversees WCS conservation programs in the Americas, Africa and Asia. He received his doctorate in zoology from the University of North Carolina in 1977, focusing on primate behavior and ecology. His postdoctoral studies were with the Smithsonian Institution. In 1980, Robinson established the University of Florida Program for Studies in Tropical Conservation, a graduate program providing training to students from tropical countries. Robinson joined WCS in 1990 as director for international conservation programs. He is past president of the Society for Conservation Biology, on the steering committee of the IUCN World Conservation Union’s species survival commission, and the executive committee of the IUCN’s sustainable use initiative.