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Mary Corliss Pearl

Mary Corliss Pearl, American wildlife conservationist. Recipient David Lapham award, Yale University, 1971.

Background

  • Pearl, Mary Corliss was born on July 5, 1950 in New York City. Daughter of George Carleton and Margaret Lyon (Scheuer) Pearl.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1972. Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1982.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), Marist College, 2006.

    Career

    • Director corporation development World Wildlife Fund, New York City, 1983-1985, head New York office, 1984-1985. Administrator conservation programs Wildlife Conservation Society, New York City, 1985-1987, assistant director, since 1988. Executive director, president Wildlife Trust (formerly Wildlife Preservation Trust International).

      Visiting scholar department biological science Stanford University, 1987-1988. Associate director Center Environmental Research and Conservation Columbia University. Administrative Vpand dean State University of New York, 2009—2010.

      Chief Executive Officer Garrison Institute, since 2010. Co-founder Consortium for Conservation Medicine, 1997. Adjunct researcher Columbia University, New York City.

    Works

    • Editorial advisory Wildlife Conservation magazine, 1988. Editor: Conservation for the 21st Century, 1989, Conservation Medicine: Ecosystem Health in Practice, 2002. Co-editor: Conservation for the 21st Century.

      Columnist Discover Magazine, since 2006. Contributor articles to professional journal.

    Membership

    Founding member Consultant in Higher Education Group of the Rainforest Alliance, New York City, 1988. Trustee Gomez Foundation, since 1985. Founder Calvin Hill Daycare Center, New Haven, 1970.

    Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Ecological Research (Brazil), Ecohealth Society, Society for Conservation Biology (board governor 1990-1993), International Union for Conservation of Nature (primate specialist group species survival commission), International Women's Forum, Cosmos Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Squash, birdwatching, reading, history.

    Connections

    • Married Don Jay Melnick, October 3, 1981. Children: Meredith, Seth.
    • father: George Carleton Pearl
    • mother: Margaret Lyon (Scheuer) Pearl
    • spouse: Don Jay Melnick
    • children: Meredith Pearl
    • Seth Pearl
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    Born July 5, 1950
    (age 67)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Yale University
    • 1976
      Yale University
    • 1982
      Yale University
    • 2006
      Marist College
    • 1983 - 1985
      Director, corporation development World Wildlife Fund
    • 1985 - 1987
      administrator, conservation programs Wildlife Conservation Society
    • 1987 - 1988
      visiting scholar, department biological science Stanford University
    • 2009 - 2010
      administrative Vpand dean State University of New York
    • 2010
      Chief Executive Officer, Garrison Institute
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