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Paul Marinari

Senior Curator
B.S., University of Delaware; M.S., University of Wyoming

In his role within the Center for Species Survival at the Smithsonian Conservation and Biology Institute (SCBI), Paul Marinari is responsible for overseeing animal operations at the Front Royal, Virginia facility and working with senior staff to implement the facility's master plan. Marinari's major responsibilities also include ensuring that the growing animal collection is linked to sustainable population development through research and improved management, especially with the Conservation Centers for Species Survival (C2S2). He also works with other zoos, universities, state, federal, and tribal governments.

Marinari brings decades of wildlife conservation experience to SCBI. Over the last 20 years, he has worked for the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Most notably, he was the on-site Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center from 1996 until May, 2012. In this position, he played a major role in linking ex situ breeding initiatives with in situ reintroduction, including working with and bringing together many stakeholders as well as facilitating research. Marinari has also conducted collaborative research in reproductive biology, nutrition, genetics, enrichment, vaccine development, pre-reintroduction preparation and monitoring of reintroduced animals.
Marinari earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology and anthropology from the University of Delaware in 1987 and a Master of Science in zoology and physiology from the University of Wyoming in 1992 from his studies of the endangered black-footed ferret.
Recent Publications: 
Grace, Molly K.,Akçakaya, H. Resit,Bennett, Elizabeth L.,Brooks, Thomas M.,Heath, Anna,Hedges, Simon,Hilton‐Taylor, Craig,Hoffmann, Michael,Hochkirch, Axel,Jenkins, Richard,Keith, David A.,Long, Barney,Mallon, David P.,Meijaard, Erik,Milner‐Gulland, E. J.,Rodriguez, Jon Paul,Stephenson, P. J.,Stuart, Simon N.,Young, Richard P.,Acebes, Pablo,Alfaro‐Shigueto, Joanna,Alvarez‐Clare, Silvia,Andriantsimanarilafy, Raphali Rodlis,Arbetman, Marina,Azat, Claudio,Bacchetta, Gianluigi,Badola, Ruchi,Barcelos, Luís M. D.,Barreiros, Joao Pedro,Basak, Sayanti,Berger, Danielle J.,Bhattacharyya, Sabuj,Bino, Gilad,Borges, Paulo A. V.,Boughton, Raoul K.,Brockmann, H. J.,Buckley, Hannah L.,Burfield, Ian J.,Burton, James,Camacho‐Badani, Teresa,Cano‐Alonso, Luis Santiago,Carmichael, Ruth H.,Carrero, Christina,Carroll, John P.,Catsadorakis, Giorgos,Chapple, David G.,Chapron, Guillaume,Chowdhury, Gawsia Wahidunnessa,Claassens, Louw,Cogoni, Donatella,Constantine, Rochelle,Craig, Christie Anne,Cunningham, Andrew A.,Dahal, Nishma,Daltry, Jennifer C.,Das, Goura Chandra,Dasgupta, Niladri,Davey, Alexandra,Davies, Katharine,Develey, Pedro,Elangovan, Vanitha,Fairclough, David,Febbraro, Mirko Di,Fenu, Giuseppe,Fernandes, Fernando Moreira,Fernandez, Eduardo Pinheiro,Finucci, Brittany,Földesi, Rita,Foley, Catherine M.,Ford, Matthew,Forstner, Michael R. J.,García, Néstor,Garcia‐Sandoval, Ricardo,Gardner, Penny C.,Garibay‐Orijel, Roberto,Gatan‐Balbas, Marites,Gauto, Irene,Ghazi, Mirza Ghazanfar Ullah,Godfrey, Stephanie S.,Gollock, Matthew,González, Benito A.,Grant, Tandora D.,Gray, Thomas,Gregory, Andrew J.,Grunsven, Roy H. A.,Gryzenhout, Marieka,Guernsey, Noelle C.,Gupta, Garima,Hagen, Christina,Hagen, Christian A.,Hall, Madison B.,Hallerman, Eric,Hare, Kelly,Hart, Tom,Hartdegen, Ruston,Harvey‐Brown, Yvette,Hatfield, Richard,Hawke, Tahneal,Hermes, Claudia,Hitchmough, Rod,Hoffmann, Pablo Melo,Howarth, Charlie,Hudson, Michael A.,Hussain, Syed Ainul,Huveneers, Charlie,Jacques, Hélène,Jorgensen, Dennis,Katdare, Suyash,Katsis, Lydia K. D.,Kaul, Rahul,Kaunda‐Arara, Boaz,Keith‐Diagne, Lucy,Kraus, Daniel T.,Lima, Thales Moreira,Lindeman, Ken,Linsky, Jean,Louis, Edward,Loy, Anna,Lughadha, Eimear Nic,Mangel, Jeffrey C.,Marinari, Paul E.,Martin, Gabriel M.,Martinelli, Gustavo,McGowan, Philip J. K.,McInnes, Alistair,Teles Barbosa Mendes, Eduardo,Millard, Michael J.,Mirande, Claire,Money, Daniel,Monks, Joanne M.,Morales, Carolina Laura,Mumu, Nazia Naoreen,Negrao, Raquel,Nguyen, Anh Ha,Niloy, Md Nazmul Hasan,Norbury, Grant Leslie,Nordmeyer, Cale,Norris, Darren,O'Brien, Mark,Oda, Gabriela Akemi,Orsenigo, Simone,Outerbridge, Mark Evan,Pasachnik, Stesha,Pérez‐Jiménez, Juan Carlos,Pike, Charlotte,Pilkington, Fred,Plumb, Glenn,Portela, Rita de Cassia Quitete,Prohaska, Ana,Quintana, Manuel G.,Rakotondrasoa, Eddie Fanantenana,Ranglack, Dustin H.,Rankou, Hassan,Rawat, Ajay Prakash,Reardon, James Thomas,Rheingantz, Marcelo Lopes,Richter, Stephen C.,Rivers, Malin C.,Rogers, Luke Rollie,da Rosa, Patrícia,Rose, Paul,Royer, Emily,Ryan, Catherine,Mitcheson, Yvonne J. Sadovy,Salmon, Lily,Salvador, Carlos Henrique,Samways, Michael J.,Sanjuan, Tatiana,Souza dos Santos, Amanda,Sasaki, Hiroshi,Schutz, Emmanuel,Scott, Heather Ann,Scott, Robert Michael,Serena, Fabrizio,Sharma, Surya P.,Shuey, John A.,Silva, Carlos Julio Polo,Simaika, John P.,Smith, David R.,Spaet, Julia L. Y.,Sultana, Shanjida,Talukdar, Bibhab Kumar,Tatayah, Vikash,Thomas, Philip,Tringali, Angela,Trinh‐Dinh, Hoang,Tuboi, Chongpi,Usmani, Aftab Alam,Vasco‐Palacios, Aída M.,Vié, Jean‐Christophe,Virens, Jo,Walker, Alan,Wallace, Bryan,Waller, Lauren J.,Wang, Hongfeng,Wearn, Oliver R.,Weerd, Merlijn,Weigmann, Simon,Willcox, Daniel,Woinarski, John,Yong, Jean W. H.,Young, Stuart. 2021. Testing a global standard for quantifying species recovery and assessing conservation impact. Conservation Biology, . 10.1111/cobi.13756
Moraes, Rosana N.,Laske, Timothy G.,Leimgruber, Peter,Stabach, Jared A.,Marinari, Paul E.,Horning, Megan M.,Laske, Noelle R.,Rodriguez, Juan V.,Eye, Ginger N.,Kordell, Jessica E.,Gonzalez, Marissa,Eyring, Tom,Lemons, Christopher,Helmick, Kelly E.,Delaski, Kristina M.,Ware, Lisa H.,Jones, Julia C.,Songsasen, Nucharin. 2021. Inside out: heart rate monitoring to advance the welfare and conservation of maned wolves ( Chrysocyon brachyurus ). Conservation Physiology, . 10.1093/conphys/coab044
Lima, David Baruc Cruvinel,da Silva, Lucia Daniel Machado,Marinari, Paul,Comizzoli, Pierre. 2020. Long-Term Preservation of Testicular Tissue Integrity and Viability Using Vitrification in the Endangered Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes). Animals, 1865–1865. 10.3390/ani10101865

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