Eric Wikramanayake, Ph.D.
Senior Conservation Scientist
Eric specializes in biodiversity conservation and planning, community and landscape ecology, tropical freshwater fish ecology, large mammal ecology and conservation, and the Asian region. His current work is to provide technical assistance and advice to WWF's field conservation programs in Asia, with a special focus on large mammals, notably elephant, rhino, tiger, and snow leopard.
Eric has extensive field experience in Bhutan, Nepal, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos while working as a conservation scientist with WWF. He received his Ph.D. from University of California, Davis in 1988, where his thesis was on ecological structure and conservation of fish assemblages in tropical wet-zone streams of Sri Lanka.