H. Resit Akcakaya

Professor of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York)

I am a conservation biologist with expertise in threatened species, impact of climate change on biodiversity, species extinction risks, and species recovery. My current research focuses on quantifying species recovery and conservation success; measuring the range of a species; deciding when to list a species as Extinct; and assessing the vulnerability of species to climate change. I am Chair of the Red List Standards and Petitions Committee of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, the world's largest network of conservation scientists and practitioners. Our committee develops guidelines for threatened species assessments, and rules on petitions against the red-listing of these species. I am also a member of the IUCN task force that is developing the Green List of Species, which focuses on measuring the recovery of species, and calculating the impact of conservation actions.
For more information about my research, please see
http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/ee/akcakayalab/
https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=RMg7RqkAAAAJ

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York)

Education

  • 1989 
    State University of New York at Stony Brook, Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution

Professional Memberships

  • Conservation Biology, Regional Editor for North America
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • IUCN SSC Red List Committee
  • IUCN SSC Red List Standards and Petitions Committee
  • IUCN SSC Climate Change Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Task Force on Assessing Conservation Success