Living Earth Collaborative Staff:

Jonathan Losos

Director, Living Earth Collaborative

Jonathan Losos is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of evolutionary biology. His study of the behavioral and evolutionary ecology of lizards has taken him around the globe and firmly established him as a leading international expert on the biodiversity of species. 

Dr. Losos is the director of the Living Earth Collaborative and is the William H. Danforth Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. He was at Washington University from 1992 to 2006 and then moved to Harvard University, where he was the Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America, a professor in organismic and evolutionary biology, and the curator in herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. He rejoined the Arts & Sciences faculty at Washington University in January 2018.


Representatives from our partner institutions:

Barbara Schaal, PhD

Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Barbara Schaal is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor of Washington University and a nationally recognized plant evolutionary biologist.

Peter Wyse Jackson, PhD

Missouri Botanical Garden

Dr. Jackson is the President of the Missouri Botanical Garden. He is also the George Engelmann professor of Botany at the Washington University in St. Louis.

Jeffrey P. Bonner, PhD

St. Louis Zoo

Dr. Bonner is the Dana Brown President and CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo.