Eric Dinerstein, Ph.D.
Vice President and Lead Scientist, Conservation Science
Eric specializes in tropical mammals; large mammal biology; biogeography; old-growth forests; global biodiversity, community ecology, and conservation priorities; and the conservation biology of the rhinoceros and the recovery of other Asian animals.
A veteran of WWF, Eric is an innovator. He has helped develop strategies to protect a number of endangered species including one-horned rhinos, tigers and elephants. He also led an unprecedented effort to identify every ecoregion on the planet and define the most biologically important species. Known as the Global 200, this project serves as a framework that guides WWF's fieldwork in more than 100 countries. Prior to his post-doctoral fellowship at The National Zoo studying the ecology of rhinos and tigers in Nepal, Eric earned his MS and his Ph.D. at the University of Washington.