Francisco Dallmeier

Francisco Dallmeier is Director of the Center for Conservation and Sustainability at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. He has a wide range of global experience with the energy, infrastructure, mining, conservation, and development sectors. Dr. Dallmeier has worked on functional conservation corridors for working landscapes, sustainable investment and conservation tools, sustainable infrastructure conservation planning, applications of the mitigation hierarchy approach toward no-net loss of biodiversity, participatory ecosystem services assessment and scenario planning, design and implementation of biodiversity monitoring and assessment programs and biodiversity action plans, human-wildlife conflicts, and professional training programs in conservation for development professionals. He earned a master’s degree and a PhD in wildlife and natural resource management from Colorado State University. He can be reached at