Jerry Roe is a wildlife and conservation biologist who participated in the Snow Leopard Conservancy’s four year study of snow leopards in Hemis National Park, Ladakh, India. Jerry was instrumental in the development of standardized protocols for estimating population dynamics including abundance and density, as well as monitoring population trends. This information helps government agencies and non-governmental organizations establish conservation priorities and evaluate management programs. Jerry was a contributing author on the Snow Leopard Conservancy’s techniques publication, Estimating Snow Leopard Numbers with Emphasis on Camera Trapping: A Handbook, the first such handbook focused on non-invasively monitoring snow leopards throughout their range. He continues to assist in-country biologists and wildlife managers with training, study design, data management and biological oversight throughout the snow leopard’s range including China, India and Russia.
Jerry is also a founding principal of Nomad Ecological Consulting. His research focus includes population ecology, predator-prey relationships, conservation genetics, and non-invasive monitoring of rare species. He has extensive experience with many of California’s threatened and endangered species. His diverse background combines field experience with a comprehensive knowledge of environmental laws and policies relating to natural resource management, California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and the federal and state Endangered Species Acts, as well as an applied understanding of public and private sector projects and land stewardship. Jerry has designed and conducted several scientific-based wildlife studies in cooperation with state and federal agencies including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, and National Marine Fisheries Service.
Jerry has participated in all facets of project design and implementation as both a project manager and field biologist. He is also an active volunteer in several conservation organizations including the Wildlife Conservation Network, Cheetah Conservation Fund, and Wild Cat Conservation and Education Fund.