Authors and artists of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World - Volume 1

Chief Editors

Dr Don E. Wilson: Chairman, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA.

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 Paolo Cavallini: Faunalia, Pontedera, Pisa, Italy; also, member of the IUCN/SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group and Sustainable Use Specialist Group.

Dr Jerry W. Dragoo: Research Associate, Department of Biology, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Dr David L. Garshelis: Bear Project Leader, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA; also, Co-chair, IUCN/SSC Bear Specialist Group.

Dr Philippe Gaubert: Researcher, Département Milieux et Peuplements Aquatiques, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; also, member of the IUCN/SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group.

Dr Jason S. Gilchrist: Lecturer in Animal Biology, School of Life Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Dr Steven M. Goodman: Field Biologist, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA; also, Scientific Counselor, Association Vahatra, Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Dr Kay E. Holekamp: University Distinguished Professor, Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA; also, Deputy Director, IUCN/SSC Hyaena Specialist Group.

Andrew P. Jennings, MSc: Small Carnivore Ecologist and PhD Candidate, Département Systématique et Evolution, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; also, member of the IUCN/SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group.

Dr Roland Kays: Curator of Mammals, New York State Museum, Albany, New York, USA; also, member of the IUCN/SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group.

Dr Joseph M. Kolowski: Conservation Biologist, Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA.

Dr Serge Larivière: Affiliate Professor, Department of Biology, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec, Canada.

Dr Claudio Sillero-Zubiri: Bill Travers Fellow for Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Zoology Department, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; also, Chair, IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group.

Fiona C. Sunquist: Science writer, Melrose, Florida, USA.

Dr Mel E. Sunquist: Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Dr Geraldine Veron: Researcher and Curator of Carnivores, Département Systématique et Evolution, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; also, member of the IUCN/SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group.

Professor Fuwen Wei: Key Lab of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Professor Zejun Zhang: Institute of Rare Animals and Plants, China West Normal University, Nanchong, Sichuan, China

 

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.