James P. Gibbs

Professor of Vertebrate Conservation Biology and Associate Chair, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology; Director of Roosevelt Wild Life Station (see recent Bulletin).

    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:


    • B.S. University of Maine (1986): Wildlife Management
    • M.A. University of Missouri (1988): Biological Sciences
    • Ph.D. Yale University (1995): Forestry & Environmental Studies
      Google scholar profile

    Prospective graduate students

    Please read this.  I am always happy to mentor motivated young conservation biologists but to be considered for graduate support at SUNY-ESF you should have an undergraduate GPA => 3.0 and GRE scores with percentiles ideally > 70% in most categories.  Also, I rarely consider anyone for the PhD who does not already have a MS.  Thank you.

    A thought...

    "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