W. Donald Duckworth is president and director of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. Trained in systematic entomology, his research has focused on lepidoptera in the tropics.
Tom J. Cade is professor emeritus in the Section of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University and professor and director of raptor research at Boise State University, Idaho. He is the founding chairman of The Peregrine Fund, Inc. Much of his research has dealt with falcons and other birds of prey.
Hampton L. Carson is professor emeritus in the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu. His research career has been devoted to field and laboratory analyses of the genetic changes that occur in natural populations of both continental and insular species.
Scott R. Derrickson is curator of ornithology and deputy associate director for conservation of the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological park. His research has focused primarily on endangered-species propagation and reintroduction.
John W. Fitzpatrick is executive director and senior research biologist at Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida. His research includes ecology and population biology of the Florida Scrub Jay, community ecology of tropical forest birds, and the role of cattle ranches as wildlife habitat.
Frances C. James is in the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University. Her research emphasizes avian ecology, biogeography, and conservation. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the World Wildlife Fund and president of the American Ornithologists' Union.
Cynthia Kuehler is the curator of zoology for the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Wild Animal Park. Her research deals with developing techniques for propagation of endangered animals in captivity.
Stuart Pimm is in the Department of Zoology and Graduate Program in Ecology at the University of Tennesse at Knoxville. His research deals with issues of conservation biology.