Josh Donlan is a visiting fellow in the department of ecology & evolutionary biology at Cornell University and a Copeland Global Sustainability Fellow at Amherst College. He is currently the director of Advanced Conservation Strategies and is a senior fellow with the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation, the Environmental Leadership Program, the Kinship Foundation, and the Alcoa Foundation's Conservation and Sustainability Program. Donlan has published over 75 scientific and public articles on a variety of environmental topics, some of which have received widespread media attention. He received his PhD from Cornell University.
Donlan contributed the dangerous idea that we should "rewild" the great plains of North America with large game animals like elephants and lions to Big Think's "Month of Thinking Dangerously."