Laurence Frank has a BA from Reed College, an MSc. from the University of Aberdeen, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a research associate at Berkeley since 1984, first as part of the Berkeley Hyena Project and currently in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. After spending twenty years studying the behavioral ecology and behavioral endocrinology of the spotted hyena, he turned to conservation research and joined the Wildlife Conservation Society ten years ago. Dr. Frank directs the Living with Lions program (the Laikipia Predator Project and the Kilimanjaro Lion Conservation Project), multidisciplinary approaches to the conservation biology and management of large African predators outside protected areas.