Mark Hostetler

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Biologist, Professor, Author
University of Florida, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
20 years of experience in urban wildlife and green development iaauwa

Dr. Hostetler conducts research and outreach on how urban landscapes can be designed and managed, from small to large scales, to conserve biodiversity. Partnering with policy makers, city/county planners, environmental consultants, and developers, he leads efforts to establish model communities that incorporate conservation design and management strategies that enhance urban biodiversity and minimize development impacts on nearby natural areas. Dr. Hostetler co-founded UF’s Program for Resource Efficient Communities (PREC) and collaborates with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and graduate students to foster green development projects nationally and internationally. He serves on the advisory board of URBIO, which is a scientific network for education and research that promotes urban biodiversity across the globe. He is the author of The Green Leap: Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development, and he has produced and directed an award-winning TV series titled Living Green. He regularly contributes to several online blogs regarding urban biodiversity conservation and green development, including The Nature of Cities and Huffington Post. Dr. Hostetler has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Purdue University and his Master of Science and Ph.D. in Zoology are both from University of Florida.