Emeritus Professor Dick Frankham holds honorary appointments at Macquarie University, James Cook University and the Australian Museum and was Hrdy Visiting Professor at Harvard University in 2004. He began his career in quantitative genetics, achieving international recognition for his work on Drosophila before turning to conservation genetics in the early 1990s. He has made many significant contributions to the field via modelling problems in Drosophila, meta-analyses and computer simulations. He is a major figure in the discipline and was awarded a D.Sc. by Macquarie University in 2006 for his scientific contributions to conservation and evolutionary genetics.
Jionathan D. Ballou is population manager at the National Zoological Park of the Smithsonian Institution.Michael Gilpin teaches in the department of biology at the University of California, San Diego.Thomas J. Foose is program director of the International Rhino Foundation.