Dr. Steven C. Amstrup Chief Scientist, Polar Bears International

Dr. Steven C. Amstrup is the chief scientist for Polar Bears International. Prior to joining PBI, he led polar bear ecology research in Alaska for thirty years. In 2007, he led a USGS research team in production of the nine reports that became the basis for the 2008 decision by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to list polar bears as a threatened species. In 2012, he was awarded the Indianapolis Prize, considered the Nobel Prize of animal conservation.