Authors and artists of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World - Volume 4

Chief Editors

Dr Don E. Wilson: Curator Emeritus, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA; and Co-chair, IUCN/SSC Small Mammal Specialist Group.

Dr Russell A. Mittermeier: President, Conservation International; Vice-President, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); and Chair, IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, USA.

 

Authors

Dr Gill T. Braulik: Pew Marine Fellow, Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, UK; also member of the IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group.

Dr Robert L. Brownell Jr: Senior Scientist, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Pacific Grove, California, USA.

Dr D. Nataly Castelblanco-Martínez: Research Coordinator, Oceanic Society, Ross, California, USA; also member of the IUCN/SSC Sirenian Specialist Group.

Dr Barbara E. Curry: Senior Research Scientist, Physiological Ecology and Bioenergetics Laboratory, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Dr Thomas A. Deméré: Curator, Department of Paleontology, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California, USA.

Sarah Z. Dungan: PhD Student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Arlo H. Hemphill: Watershed Coordinator, Maryland Coastal Bays Program, Berlin, Maryland, USA.

Dr Thomas A. Jefferson
: Director, Clymene Enterprises and Viva Vaquita, Lakeside, California, USA; also member of the IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group.

Dr Catherine M. Kemper: Senior Researcher, Mammal Section, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Dr Colin D. MacLeod
: GIS In Ecology, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Professor Helene D. Marsh: Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science, Dean of Graduate Research Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; and Co-chair, IUCN/SSC Sirenian Specialist Group.

Professor Anthony R. Martin
: Professor of Animal Conservation, Centre for Remote Environments, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK.

Roderic B. Mast: President, Oceanic Society, Ross, California, USA.

Dr Donald F. McAlpine: Research Curator (Zoology) and Head, Department of Natural Science, New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Dr Sarah L. Mesnick: Ecologist, Marine Mammal and Turtle Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, La Jolla, California, USA.

Dr Thomas J. O’Shea: Formerly Scientist Emeritus, Fort Collins Science Center, US Geological Survey, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

Pierre R. Richard: Formerly Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Marine Mammal Program, Arctic Aquatic Research Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Kimberly N. Riehl: Affiliate Scientist, CetAsia Researcher Group Limited, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

Professor Eduardo R. Secchi: Researcher, Instituto de Oceanografia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; also member of the IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group.

Dr Vera M. F. da Silva: Head, Aquatic Mammals Laboratory and Senior Research, Coordination of Biodiversity, National Institute for Amazonian Research, Manaus, Amazon, Brazil; also member of the IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group.

Brian D. Smith: Director, Asian Freshwater and Coastal Cetacean Program, Ocean Giants, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, USA; and Asia Coordinator, IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group.

Dr Brent S. Stewart: Senior Research Scientist and Director of Ecology Program, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, San Diego, California, USA.

Dr Steven L. Swartz: Senior Scientist, Laguna San Ignacio Ecosystem Science Program, The Ocean Foundation, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Dr John Y. Wang: Principal Scientist, CetAsia Research Group Limited, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada; Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; and Adjunct Researcher, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Checheng, Pingtung County, Taiwan.

Marc A. Webber: Marine Mammal Biologist, Golden Gate Cetacean Research, Corte Madera, California, USA.

 

Artist

Toni Llobet

Toni Llobet (b. Barcelona, 1975) is a self-taught wildlife artist and naturalist, with a wide knowledge of field naturalism, geography and environmental issues. As well as being a field sketcher and traditional painter, he is a master of digital illustration technique, which allows him to work to high levels of both accuracy and productivity.

More than two decades as a wildlife artist – his first illustrations were created in his early teens for local bulletins and guides – have yielded a wide range of material and publications, from interpretation boards for Natural Parks to environmental computer games and websites, as well as children’s books on endangered species, T-shirts, posters, information panels, logos, leaflets, guides, and books and other material for organizations and government bodies both in Catalonia and abroad, such as the Catalan Institute for Ornithology, the Durrell Wildlife Preservation Trust, Greenpeace, WWF, the Swedish ministry of the Environment and the UNEP-MAP programme. The Catalan Bird Breeding Atlas 1999-2002 was one of his most important projects prior to the challenge of illustrating the Handbook of the Mammals of the World.