James P. Gibbs

Professor of Vertebrate Conservation Biology and Associate Chair, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology; Director of Roosevelt Wild Life Station


  • B.S. University of Maine (1986): Wildlife Management
  • M.A. University of Missouri (1988): Biological Sciences
  • Ph.D. Yale University (1995): Forestry & Environmental Studies
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Department of Forest and Environmental Biology,
SUNY-ESF, 404 Illick Hall, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
Phone: 315/470-6764, Fax: 315/470-6934
Skype: jamesgibbs1, Email:

"The world is big. Some people are unable to comprehend that simple fact. They want the world on their own terms, its peoples just like them and their friends, its places like the manicured little patch on which they live. But this is a foolish and blind wish. Diversity is not an abnormality but the very reality of our planet. The human world manifests the same reality and will not seek out permission to celebrate itself in the magnificence of its endless varieties. Civility is a sensible attribute in this kind of world we have; narrowness of heart and mind is not." Chinua Achebe

Last updated: 01/2015

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