Under the leadership of Institute Director Allison Alberts, Ph.D. staff in Administration and Operations provide critical support to the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research team in the areas of facilities, finance, human resources, development, and public relations.

Institute Leadership


Chief Conservation and Research Officer, Benirschke Chair
Corporate Director of Conservation and Research

Plant Conservation

Director of Plant Collections and Strategy, and President/Chief Executive Officer
Director of Plant Conservation, and Vice President of Science and Conservation

Reproductive Sciences

Henshaw Endowed Director of Reproductive Sciences

Global Partnerships

Director of Global Partnerships

Population Sustainability

Director of Population Sustainability

Community Engagement, AIP Staff

Director of Community Engagement

Disease Investigations

Director of Disease Investigations

Conservation Genetics

Kleberg Endowed Director of Conservation Genetics

Recovery Ecology

Brown Endowed Director of Recovery Ecology