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Francisco Dallmeier, Ph.D.

Center Head, Conservation Biologist
B.S., Universidad Central de Venezuela; M.S. and Ph.D., Colorado State University

Francisco Dallmeier directs the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Center for Conservation and Sustainability. The Center’s mission is to apply the expertise of the Smithsonian to integrate conservation needs with sustainable development priorities. Dallmeier has a wide range of global experience in planning for biodiversity-friendly working landscapes, sustainable infrastructure conservation planning, quantification of the Mitigation Hierarchy tool toward no-net loss of biodiversity, scenario planning to inform policy makers, Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Programs (BMAP), human-wildlife conflicts, and professional training programs for conservation leaders and professionals.

Dallmeier leads and manages international projects with operations in Washington, D.C., Peru, Paraguay, and Gabon. He is a team-oriented leader with 30 years of experience assessing the impact of development projects on biodiversity and ecosystem services. His expertise also includes designing development project mitigation strategies within policies and legal frameworks to achieve sustainable infrastructure goals.
Dallmeier regularly advises senior leadership of corporations, governments and NGOs with demonstrated collaborative excellence in interdisciplinary and multicultural science and capacity building for projects in biodiversity-rich areas and critical habitats. He was an early innovator in co-developing (with the energy industry) the inland–offshore exploration and development approach, no roads for sensitive tropical rainforest areas and the Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Program (BMAP) now used worldwide.
He has been an adviser for the energy and mining sectors, NGOs, international financial organizations and governments and is an expert adviser on self-actualization and environmental leadership development and training. He is also a Certified Associate Meta-Coach and Practitioner, and a Master Practitioner and Trainer in Neuro-Semantics and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Recent Publications: 
Gomes, Vitor H. F., IJff, Stéphanie D., Raes, Niels, Amaral, Iê, Salomão, Rafael P., de, Souza Coelho, de, Almeida Matos, Castilho, Carolina V., de Andrade, Lima Filho, López, Dairon Cárdenas, Guevara, Juan Ernesto, Magnusson, William E., Phillips, Oliver L., Wittmann, Florian, de Jesus, Veiga Carim, Martins, Maria Pires, Irume, Mariana Victória, Sabatier, Daniel, Molino, Jean-François, Bánki, Olaf S., da, Silva Guimar, Pitman, Nigel C. A., Piedade, Maria Teresa Fernandez, Mendoza, Abel Monteagudo, Luize, Bruno Garcia, et al. 2018. Species Distribution Modelling: Contrasting presence-only models with plot abundance data. Scientific Reports, 1003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-18927-1
Muelbert, Adriane Esquivel, Baker, Timothy R., Dexter, Kyle, Lewis, Simon L., Steege, Hans ter, Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriela, Mendoza, Abel Monteagudo, Brienen, Roel, Feldpausch, Ted R., Pitman, Nigel, Alonso, Alfonso, van der Heijden, Geertje, Peña-Claros, Marielos, Ahuite, Manuel, Alexiaides, Miguel, Dávila, Esteban Álvarez, Murakami, Alejandro Araujo, Arroyo, Luzmila, Aulestia, Milton, Balslev, Henrik, Barroso, Jorcely, Boot, Rene, Cano, Angela, Moscoso, Victor Chama, Comiskey, Jim, et al. 2017. Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics. Ecography, 618-629. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.01904
Richardson, Matthew L., Wilson, Benjamin A., Aiuto, Daniel A. S., Crosby, Jonquil E., Alonso, Alfonso, Dallmeier, Francisco and Golinski, G. Karen. 2017. A review of the impact of pipelines and power lines on biodiversity and strategies for mitigation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 1801-1815. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1341-9