E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

Paula J. Ehrlich, President and CEO

Paula J. Ehrlich, DVM, PhD, is the President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation where she oversees the Foundation’s broad activities to foster a knowing stewardship of our world through biodiversity research and education initiatives that promote and inform worldwide protection of biodiversity. Paula leads the Half-Earth Project.

Walter Jetz, Scientific Chair

Walter Jetz, MSc, PhD is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Adjunct Professor in the School of Forestry and the Environment at Yale University. Walter is the Scientific Chair of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and leads the Half-Earth Project mapping effort.

Map of Life

Scott Rinnan

Scott Rinnan is a Post-Doctoral Associate in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Yale University with a Ph.D. in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management. Scott is working to identify Half-Earth conservation priorities that give us the best opportunity to protect the most species. More about Scott.

Vizzuality

Craig Mills

Craig Mills is the CEO of Vizzuality. He provides strategic oversight for the mapping core of the Half-Earth project, which brings to life the species distribution data and analytics that will guide us towards the best opportunities for protecting the most species.

Simão Belchior

Simão Belchior is a Project Manager at Vizzuality with a Masters In Software Engineering. Simão manages and coordinates Vizzuality’s contribution to the Half-Earth project; the design and development of the Half-Earth Maps that bring species distribution data to life.

Sergio Estella

Sergio is the Founder and Chief Design Officer of Vizzuality. Sergio provides strategic oversight for the design, usability, understanding and quality of the Half-Earth maps, ensuring they deliver both insight and inspiration that informs decisions on which half of Earth to protect.

Benjamin Laken

Benjamin is a Scientist at Vizzuality with a Ph.D. in Physical Geography. He works closely with Map of Life to prepare datasets, and ensures species data is visualized accurately in engaging ways on the Half-Earth Maps.

Javier Abia

Javier is a Frontend Engineer at Vizzuality with a Masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management, and experience on GIS software. Javier builds the Half-Earth Maps that visualize species data and help us identify and virtually explore the places that contain the greatest diversity of life.

Estefanía Casal

Estefanía is a Designer at Vizzuality with a Masters in Art Direction. Estefanía designs the maps you can explore at half-earthproject.org, which aim to spark curiosity and engagement with the Half-Earth mission and make information easier to understand and take action with.

 

Marta Gajowczyk

Marta is a Frontend Engineer at Vizzuality with a degree in Computer Science. Marta supports the development of the Half-Earth Maps that visualize species data and help us identify and virtually explore the places that contain the greatest diversity of life.

Jamie Gibson

Jamie Gibson is the Social Scientist at Vizzuality with a degree in Geography. Jamie is working to understand the needs of people who want to protect the Earth, ensuring they have the data and insights they need to make informed decisions.

Martin Dubuisson

Martin is a User Researcher at Vizzuality with a Masters in Sociocultural Anthropology. Martin talks to people about their experience with the Half-Earth Maps to identify opportunities for improving the way we communicate species data with the Half-Earth Maps.

Camellia Williams

Camellia is the Lead Writer at Vizzuality with a Masters in Conservation and Biodiversity. She writes stories about the Half-Earth Maps and helps raise awareness of the Half-Earth mission to conserve half the land and sea to safeguard to the bulk of biodiversity, including ourselves.