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Asia Section Board of Directors

The Asia Section of the Society for Conservation Biology has an international following of members that support conservation in the Asian Region. The Board of Directors is an elected body that facilitates the goals and activities of the Section.

Current Members

Vivek Menon, PhD
Term End Date: 2022

Vice President
Periyadan K. Krishnakumar, PhD
Term End Date: 2022
Chief Financial Officer and Fundraising Liaison
Kit Magellan, PhD 
Term End Date: 2024
Chapters and Membership Liaison 
Alex Diment, PhD
Term End Date: 2024
Member Secretary
Mohammad Farhadinia, PhD
Term End Date: 2022
Education and Training Liaison
Tashi Dhendup
Term End Date: 2024

Science Liaison
Amael Borzee, PhD
Term End Date: 2022
Election Officer and Conference Liaison
Sandeep Sharma, PhD
Term End Date: 2022

Awards and Diversity Liaison
Trishna Dutta, PhD
Term End Date: 2022

Policy Liaison
Jeffrey A. McNeely, PhD
Term End Date: 2024
Social Media Liaison
Gerry Ryan, PhD
Term End Date:  2022

Marine Liaison
Lindsay Porter, PhD
Term End Date:  2023


Future Members

If you are interested in being a member of the Asia Board you must be a member of SCB and a member of the Section. Generally 2 to 4 board members are elected annually. The Call for Nominations goes out in September or October and the election runs in October or November. Each year Section members receive an email about the open positions and the start of the election process. For more information about getting involved with this board, please email the Asia Section Board.