Kent H. Redford
Research Associate

Kent H. Redford is Principal at Archipelago Consulting, established in 2012 and based in Portland, Maine, USA, which was designed to help improve conservation practice. Kent’s most recent role, prior to Archipelago Consulting, was Director of the WCS Institute and Vice President, Conservation Strategies at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. Previously he spent five years in The Nature Conservancy, directing the Parks in Peril program and running the conservation science department in the Latin American Division. Kent began his career at the University of Florida where he held post-doctoral fellowship and faculty appointments. During his time in academia he co-founded the Program for Studies in Tropical Conservation. Kent completed his Bachelors at the University of California and received his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University. Throughout his career he has continued to actively publish scientific articles, working papers and books on synthetic biology and conservation, national parks, local peoples, conservation, and wildlife. Kent has supervised or served on the committees of over 40 graduate students.