Stephan M. Funk

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Puerto Rico


Stephan M. Funk received two M.S. degrees in biology (specifically in zoology, genetics, and electrical engineering) and in ecology and management of natural resources from Universität des Saarlandes (Université de la Sarre) and Bristol University, in 1989 and 1995, respectively. His received his Ph.D. degree (magna cum laude) in biology from Universität des Saarlandes (Université de la Sarre) in 1994. He is an Elected Fellow of the Society of Biology (FSB). He served at Bristol University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate (1995-1999). He was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology of the Zoological Society of London (academically linked to University College London and Cambridge University as an Honorary Research Fellow) (1999-2005). From 2005 to 2010, he worked as a Senior Conservation Biologist and as the Head of the Laboratory for Conservation Genetics at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey. Since 2005, he has been serving at the Center for Applied Tropical Ecology and Conservation at the University of Puerto Rico as a Visiting Professor and as a Research Fellow. Presently, he serves as the Director at Nature Heritage, a consultancy for conservation biology and anthropology, which he cofounded in 2004. He specializes and works worldwide in conservation biology. He is mainly interested in ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation genetics, zoo biology, and epidemiology.

Biography Updated on 23 March 2011

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