Our Scientists

Earthwatch supports scientists whose research projects address urgent problems stemming from global change. Lead scientists are supported in the field by a committed research team with enthusiasm and passion for their areas of expertise.


Ph.D. student
Universidade do Algarve


Assistant Professor
University of Miami
Regional Coordinator
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Research and Conservation
Professor and Director
Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour, Universidade do Algarve
Adjunct Researcher
Centro Para el Estudio de Sistemas Marinos (CESIMAR - CONICET)
Co-PI / North Bali Reef Conservation co-founder
Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology
Research Scientist
Australian Institute of Marine Science


Andrea Camilli, Ph.D.
Principal Director
Cantiere delle Navi Antiche di Pisa
Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour, Universidade do Algarve
Associate Professor
School of Environment, Arts and Society, Florida International University
Professor of Biology and Director of Environmental Conservation
Cedar Crest College
Researcher and Ecology Lecturer
CREAF (Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications


Associate Professor
University of Arkansas
Professor of Biology
University of Nevada, Reno


Logistics Coordinator
Northeast Climate Science Center
Scientific Coordinator
Churchill Northern Studies Centre


Director of Biodiversity and Social Monitoring
Wildlife Works
University of Wyoming
Célia Gonçalves, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour, Universidade do Algarve.


Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Plymouth
Eastside Watershed Program Manager
Tahoe National Forest


Professor Emeritus
University of Alberta
Education & Laboratory Assistant
USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies


Operations Manager
Mankwe Wildlife Reserve
Adjunct Professor
University of Saskatchewan
Carolina Megale, Ph.D.
Project Director
Abraham Miller-Rushing, Ph.D.
National Park Service, Acadia National Park
Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Manager Ecological Advice (East), Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife


Associate Professor of Anatomy
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences


Senior Scientist
HawkWatch International
Research Associate & Associate Head of the Tropical Marine Mammals Ecology Lab
Centro de Investigación de Cetáceos Costa Rica (CEIC)


Professor of Biology
Indiana-Purdue University
Assistant Professor
Florida International University
Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences), Assistant Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale School of Public Health
Claudia Ponce de Leon, Ph.D.
Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico


Associate Professor, Anthropology and Director, School of World Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University
Cuba Country Manager
Mesoamerica and Western Caribbean Program, Wildlife Conservation Society
Research Director
Earthwatch Institute


Lead Investigator
Icelandic Orca Project
Science Director
Leatherback Trust
Bruce A. Schulte, Ph.D.
Associate Vice-President for Strategy, Performance and Accountability

University Distinguished Professor and past Department Head of Biology

Western Kentucky University
Executive Dean
School of Animal Rural and Environmental Sciences (ARES)
Nottingham Trent University
Lecturer in Marine Vertebrate Ecology
Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter
Professor of Marine Biology and Conservation


Restauración Ecológica y Desarrollo A.C. (REDES)
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
The University of Arkansas


Earthwatch Scientist and Curator for Conservation-Mongolia at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University