Oliver Ryder

Blogger Profile: Oliver Ryder

Dr. Oliver Ryder is the Kleberg Director of the Genetics Division at the San Diego Zoo Insitute for Conservation Research. He received his B.A. in Biology was from the University of California at Riverside and his graduate degree from the University of California at San Diego. He joined the conservation science research effort at the San Diego Zoo as a postdoctoral fellow and was named Kleberg Chair in 1986. Involved in initiating population management efforts in zoos, he served as Species Coordinator for the Przewalski’s horse. He has contributed broadly and substantively to the development of conservation genetics and the application of emerging technologies to characterizing and conserving biodiversity. He has led initiatives to bank samples for ongoing and future genetic studies in support of worldwide conservation efforts. He has served as President of the American Genetic Association, been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has published more than 280 scientific and popular articles.
Experiencing the Wonder of Nature

Experiencing the Wonder of Nature

October is Kids Free Days at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Our Institute for Conservation Research staff are sharing their interactions and connections with nature[.....]