Forest agriculture specialist and professor, Wildlands Studies Program
Dr. Chris Carpenter is a conservation scientist who has conducted field studies and led natural history expeditions in Asia for over twenty years. His main academic focus is the ecology (and increasingly, the geodynamics) of mountain environments. He is also interested in the marine world, environmental control of species richness, and strategies for habitat conservation. He lives in Chiangmai, Thailand, and when not leading Wildlands Studies projects, teaches part of the year at Payap University. Chris started teaching for Wildlands Studies in 1990. His teaching experience with Wildlands Studies includes China, India, Nepal, and Southeast Asia and he currently teaches the Himalayan Ecosystems Project; Coastal and Marine Ecology: Thailand Project; and Habitat Conservation: Nepal Project.