Jonathan Baillie Seminar: The New Scientific Vision of the National Geographic Society

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
ESC 110 See map

Jonathan Baillie is the Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President Science & Exploration at the National Geographic Society. Baillie leads grant-making in the areas of science and exploration across a variety of disciplines and serves as vice chair of the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration. Baillie completed his undergraduate studies at Queen’s University in Canada and received a master’s degree in conservation biology at Yale University and a Ph.D. in biology at Silwood Park, Imperial College London. His extensive fieldwork includes research and monitoring of western lowland gorillas in Gabon; developing ecotourism sites in Central Africa; searching for extremely rare endemic birds in New Guinea; and conducting behavioral studies of desert baboons in Namibia.