Personal Biography of James P. Gibbs, Ph.D.
Dr. Gibbs is currently Associate Professor at the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse (SUNY-ESF), New York and Adjunct Research Scientist at the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation at Columbia University in the City of New York. He teaches courses each year in Conservation Biology and Herpetology. Gibbs' research activities have most recently focused on conservation issues associated with reptiles and amphibians, for example, the effects of land use change on forest dwelling amphibians (with R. Semlitsch, J. Gibbons, and M. Hunter; funded by NSF), the importance of vernal pools to woodland amphibians (funded by the USDA), population trends in frogs in the northeastern United States (funded by USGS), and the ecology, evolution and conservation of Galapagos tortoises (with J. Powell; funded by NSF). Gibbs is also interested in the statistics of biological monitoring programs and is the developer of the widely used monitor.exe software for designing statistically powerful population monitoring programs. Dr. Gibbs received a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine in 1986, a M.A. in Ecology from the University of Missouri in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Forestry and Environmental Studies from Yale University in 1995.
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