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Peter Arcese is Professor and FRBC Chair in Conservation Biology in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, University British Columbia, Vancouver. Arcese has worked since 1980 on the ecology, genetics and conservation of plant, mammal, and bird populations of Africa, the Andes, and the marine and terrestrial systems of western North America. He has contributed >200 books and papers on the demography, ecology, genetics, and conservation of species and ecosystems, and he currently maintains the world’s longest study of a genetically-pedigreed wildlife population.


  • 1999–2019
    Professor, University of British Columbia