Mac Hunter

Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr., Libra Professor of Conservation Biology,

Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology

University of Maine


Malcolm "Mac" Hunter is the Libra Professor of Conservation Biology in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine.He earned his B.S. in Wildlife Science at UMaine then went to Oxford University where he received his Ph.D. in Zoology. His research covers a wide range of organisms and ecosystems--birds, amphibians, turtles, vascular plants, mammals, lakes, peatlands, grasslands, and more--but his major focus is on forests.He has produced six books, mainly on conservation biology and managing forests for biodiversity. His interests are also geographically broad; he has worked in over 30 countries, mainly in Africa, South America, and the Himalayas.He has been active with many government and private organizations, most notably serving as President of the Society for Conservation Biology.