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Mark Chandler, advisor

International Director of Research, Earthwatch Institute

Mark Chandler, advisor

Mark Chandler, Ph.D. is currently the International Director of Research for Earthwatch Institute. He oversees strategic development of the research program, including the 65 projects run by Earthwatch across the globe. He received his doctorate from McGill University studying the evolution of host-parasite communities in tropical frog communities. Mark is a prominent conservation biologist with over 20 years experience conducting field research in Central and South America, East Africa and New England. Mark’s research interests include the human and natural dimensions of working landscapes sustainable agriculture and aquatic ecosystems. Mark’s professional interests are the development of sustainable agriculture programs that enhance both livelihoods and the environment, the active participation of local communities in field conservation programs, as well as capacity development of scientists from under-served communities. In addition to running research and conservation programs, Mark has developed major science exhibits for the general public at aquaria and museums.