Joseph Dudley is a Ph.D. biologist and wildlife ecologist with recognized expertise on emerging diseases, biodiversity conservation, and international environmental security issues. A former Diplomacy Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, his international experience includes service as U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa and work for the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations Development Program, and the World Bank. Much of his recent work has focused on agricultural biosecurity and public health threats presented by emerging zoonotic diseases such as H5N1 “bird flu”, West Nile Virus, SARS, and Nipah virus that can infect wildlife, people, and domesticated animals. His scientific and technical publications include peer-reviewed journal articles on avian influenza and emerging diseases, agricultural bioweapon issues, biodiversity conservation, environmental policy, and environmental security issues. He is the sole or principal author of more than 50 peer-reviewed articles on avian influenza and emerging disease issues, agricultural bioweapons, environmental security, environmental policy, and wildlife ecology. His work has been published in BioScience; Conservation Biology; Biotropica; Nature et Faune; African Journal of Ecology; Mammalia; Quarterly Review of Biology; Rev. Sci. Tech. de l'Office International des Epizooties; and other scientific and technical journals.