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James P. Gibbs

Professor, Conservation Biology/Wildlife Management, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

James P. Gibbs

James P. Gibbs is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, New York.  He is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University in the City of New York and the Charles Darwin Foundation in Galapagos, Ecuador, and Vice Chair with the Siberian Altai Assistance Project.  He teaches four large courses each year focusing on conservation biology and herpetology.  Gibbs’ research activities have most recently focused on effects of land use change on forest-dwelling amphibians, patterns use of wildlife by indigenous people in Guyana, conservation of Tanzania’s Kihansi spray toad, evolution and conservation of Galapagos tortoises.