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H. Reşit AkçakayaProfessorEcology and EvolutionCollege of Arts and Sciences
Reşit Akçakaya is an ecologist and conservation biologist with expertise in species extinction risks. His current research focuses on assessing the vulnerability of species to extinction due to climate change, and evaluating different approaches to species conservation. He chairs a committee of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) that develops guidelines for the global 'Red List' of threatened species, and evaluates petitions against the assessment of species as threatened.
- PhD, Stony Brook University
- BSc, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
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