Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.

Whether he’s wading through piranha-infested waters, catching Goliath frogs, or producing agreements between international corporations, Dr. Russell Mittermeier makes conservation happen. In his quest to save biodiversity hotspots and high biodiversity wilderness areas, he’s described 21 species new to science and an additional are named in his honor. He has done fieldwork in more than 30 countries, with special emphasis on Suriname, Madagascar and Brazil.