Dr. Ricardo Stanoss is the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation’s Academic Program Manager. In this position, he is responsible for leading a team of scientists and educators in developing future conservation leaders by combining the vast resources of the Smithsonian Institution and George Mason University. Dr. Stanoss focuses on creating pathways to help emerging young conservationists develop into conservation innovators who devise creative solutions to the most pressing conservation problems.
Grajal, A., Luebke, J. F., Kelly, L.-A. D., Matiasek, J., Clayton, S., Karazsia, B. T., Saunders, C. D., Goldman, S. R., Mann, M. E. and Stanoss, R. 2017. The complex relationship between personal sense of connection to animals and self-reported proenvironmental behaviors by zoo visitors. Conservation Biology, 31: 322–330. doi:10.1111/cobi.12780
Matiasek, J., Stanoss, R., Kutska, D., Owen, K., France, K., Kelly, L.-A.D., & Grajal, A. 2013. Youth volunteer interpreters as facilitators of learning about climate change in zoo settings. Brookfield, IL: Chicago Zoological Society.