Dr. Adrian Forsyth "joined the blue moon fund staff as Vice President for Programs in January 2006. He previously served on the blue moon fund board while working as Director of Biodiversity Science for the Andes/Amazon at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. He received his PhD in tropical ecology from Harvard University. He has worked as vice president of Conservation International, is currently a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution, and serves as President of the Board of the Amazon Conservation Association, USA. Adrian has supported his fieldwork as a university professor, professional conservationist, and consultant. He is also one of North America's finest natural history writers and the author of nine books, including Tropical Nature, Mammals of the Canadian Wild, The Natural History of Sex, The Nature of Birds, Exploring the World of Insects, and Portraits of the Rainforest."