Core Committees

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The Co-Chairs have a Core Committee advisory board to assist with management of GSG.  Traditionally this committee would have been based on taxonomic subgroups or geographical regions.  We have chosen to create thematic groups to reflect the core expertise interests of our membership.  This does not mean that we have abandoned taxonomic or geographical relationships.  They will remain key terms in our membership database to allow us to more fluidly move information and action to the most appropriate segments of our group.  



Committee Committee Lead
Training and Capacity Building

This Sub-Committee is charged with coordinating efforts by GSG in training and capacity building around the globe.

Jeffrey Thompson
GSG Newsletter

The main functions of this sub-committee is to publish the GSG News twice per year.  In addition, the GSG Editor needs to be the point person for interacting with newsletter editors for any subgroups of GSG.

Matthew Grainger Matt is a Post-Doctorial Fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Wildlife Research (NINA) with a strong interest in supporting decision-making in the context of conservation and sustainability,… Read More
Cracid and Tinamou Coordinator

Recognizing the importance of Cracid conservation and rapid changes in land use and management in Latin America, this coordinator will help GSG keep Cracids and Tinamous in the forefront of conservation efforts.

Luis Fabio Silveira Curator of birds at Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo (MZUSP). The main lines of research are systematics, taxonomy and conservation of Neotropical birds, with emphasis in Cracidae. More… Read More
Threatened Species Coordinator

The Threatened Species and Red List focus area will serve as the coordinating entity within GSG on matters concerning Red List status of our species and changes to those designations over time.  The Sub-Committee Chair is charged with becoming the liaison between the the membership and Co-Chairs… Read More

Phil McGowan Senior Lecturer in Biodiversity and Conservation
Sustainable Harvest

The main focus of this sub-committee is to deal with issues of harvest and management of GSG species.  Included here are species for which harvest is considered sustainable and part of their management as well as species where harvest might be negatively impacting populations.

Michael Schroeder Michael Schroeder is a Certified Wildlife Biologist who received his B.S. degree from Texas A&M University, his M.S. degree from the University of Alberta, and his Ph.D. degree from Colorado… Read More
Megapode Representatives

The Megapode Specialist Group was one of the original five SGs.  Because they are such a unique and niche group we are retaining specific recognition for them on the Core Committee.

René Dekker Senior Scientist Ornithology, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. Former Chairman Megapode Specialist Group. Involved in megapode studies and consultancy, co-author of "The… Read More
China and East Asia Zhengwang Zhang Professor of Zoology ,College of Life Sciences,Beijing Normal University
BSc 1984 Biology. Department of Biology, Beijing Normal University
MSc 1987 Zoology.… Read More
South Asia Representative

The large diversity of species in South Asia from the Indian Ocean to the Himalaya creates an important geographical region to be represented.

Rahul Kaul Over 30 years of experience in galliform research and conservation
Land Management and Protected Areas

This sub-committee is tasked with coordinating GSG efforts relative to management of our species on a variety of landscapes, including integration of Galliformes in human impacted environments as well as protected areas.

Niti Sukumal B.Sc. (Environmental Science), Khon Kaen University, 2005
M.Sc. (Conservation Ecology Program) Natural Resource Management, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, 2009
Ph.D… Read More