3 Science & Conservation


Photo credit Christie Sampson.

Christie Sampson

Former Fellow, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Christie Sampson is a former fellow with the GIS lab at SCBI where she continues her research focused on understanding and mitigating human-elephant conflict in Myanmar.

Photo credit George Stoyle – Earth in Focus.

Steve Box

Vice President, Global Fisheries Solutions, RARE

Steve Box is a marine biologist studying the effects of fishing practices that endanger more than half of our ocean’s biodiversity. 

Photo courtesy of Peter Leimgruber.

Peter Leimgruber

Landscape Ecologist and Conservation Biologist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Peter Leimgruber is a landscape ecologist and conservation biologist studying biodiversity conservation of extinction-prone species including Asian elephant, Mongolian gazelle, Przewalski’s horse, tiger, and giant panda.
Bill McShea in Myanmar. Photo Courtesy of Bill McShea.

William McShea (Bill)

Ecologist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Bill McShea is an ecologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) whose work focuses on the conservation of mammals and forests throughout East and Southeast Asia.