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Biologist , researcher

Govindasamy Agoramoorthy, Indian biologist, researcher. Recipient research award World Wildlife Fund, 1989, Center for Field Research, 1993-1995. Member International Union for Conservation Nature and Natural Resources, Re-Introduction Specialist Group, International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (board directors since 1998), Southeast Asian Zoological Parks Association (member executive board since 1998).

Background

Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy was born on May 19, 1957 in Thenpathy, Tamil Nadu, India. Son of Marimuthu and Ammakannu (Vadivelu) Govindasamy.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Zoology, University Madras, India, 1978. Master of Science in Wildlife Biology, University Madras, India, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology, University Jodhpur, India, 1987.

Career

Senior research fellow, U. Jodphur, 1982-1985; predoctoral fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1985-1986; visiting scientist, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1989-1994; research associate, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, since 1994; primatologist, Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Program, Liberia, 1987-1988; research biologist, National Sun Yat-Sen U., Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Consultant Rescue Center for Wild Animals, Pingtung, Taiwan, since 1994, deputy director, since 1995. Director research International Center for Gibbon Studies, California, since 1987.

Adjunct assistant professor Ohio State University, Columbus, 1993-1995. Coordinator Great Ape Project, Tainan, Taiwan, since 1995. Advisor Pacific Center for International Studies, Wisconsin, since 1995.

Membership

Member International Union for Conservation Nature and Natural Resources, Re-Introduction Specialist Group, International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (board directors since 1998), Southeast Asian Zoological Parks Association (member executive board since 1998).

Connections

Married Minna Jy Hsu, December 12, 1986. Children: Evaline Agoramoorthy Hsu, Debora Agoramoorthy Hsu.

father:
Marimuthu Govindasamy

mother:
Ammakannu (Vadivelu) Govindasamy

spouse:
Minna Jy Hsu

child:
Debora Agoramoorthy Hsu Agoramoorthy

child:
Evaline Agoramoorthy Hsu Agoramoorthy