Dr. Steve Zack is a Conservation Scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, joining WCS in 1997, and is in charge of studies of wildlife and conservation in Arctic Alaska, a program that began in 2001, and of a project begun in 2009 with Dr. Kevin Ellison concerning the conservation of grassland birds is association with the ecological recovery of bison. In recent years, Steve has also led projects that evaluated forest management with fire and wildlife responses, and riparian restoration and wildlife response. He earned his B.S. from Oregon State University (1978) and his PhD from the University of New Mexico (1985). He was on the Biology faculty at Yale University prior to joining WCS. He has also done extensive studies of birds in Kenya, Venezuela, Madagascar, and in the western United States. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and migrates with the birds to his various projects.