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Joel Berger, PhD

Barbara Cox Anthony University Chair in Wildlife Conservation & Senior Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society

ACE Award 2018 Nominee

JOEL BERGER, PHD
BARBARA COX ANTHONY UNIVERSITY CHAIR IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Senior Conservation Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society

JOEL BERGER, PHD
BARBARA COX ANTHONY UNIVERSITY CHAIR IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Senior Conservation Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society

Joel Berger alone in the Arctic

Joel Berger
MUSK OX-Two of the research subjects on Wrangel Island.

Joel Berger 

Joel Berger 

Joel Berger-POLAR BEAR COSTUME

Approaching the musk oxen dressed as a polar bear. The white gloves designed for the costume weren't thick enough to handle the cold, so Berger was forced to wear a thicker red option.

Joel Berger-WRANGEL ISLAND MAP
The location of Wrangel Island in the Arctic.

Joel Berger, Yak skull, Tibetan Plateau 

Joel Berger 

Joel Berger

Joel Berger-Muskox Protective Defense

Joel Berger-Northern lights over the camp on Wrangel Island.

Joel Berger Bering Land Bridge

Description

Joel Berger, PhD
Senior Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society
Barbara Cox Anthony University Chair in Wildlife Conservation
Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, (United States)

JOEL BERGER grew up in Los Angeles but left for deserts and mountains once possible.  He has concentrated on animals larger than a bread box which have included iconic endangered species and far lesser known species.  Among them have been black rhinos and wild yaks, Andean mountain deer and the Mongolian saiga.   His work has taken him to extreme heights in the Himalayas, and the most northern and southern land masses in the world; where he has studied takin in Bhutan and continues with muskoxen in the Russian and Alaskan Arctic.  Joel targets not only extreme species at the edges of the planet but questions about climate change and habitat loss, including in species in the USA’s backyard – bison, pronghorn, and mountain goats.   Berger’s work has been supported by the Guggenheim Foundation, Smithsonian, National Geographic, the National Science Foundation, and various other federal or state agencies.  His prior books have dealt with biodiversity conservation and concentrated on topics like predator-prey and fear in the animal world as well as rhinos, moose, and horses.  His latest book, ‘Extreme Conservation – Life at the Edges of the World’ will be out in summer 2018.  Joel is a senior scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the Barbara Cox Anthony University Chair in Wildlife Conservation at Colorado State University