Prof. Jae Chun Choe received his PhD in Biology under the guidance of E. O. Wilson at Harvard University and taught at the University of Michigan and Seoul National University. He is currently a University Chair Professor at Ewha University. He has served as the President of the Ecological Society of Korea, Alternate President of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the Founding Director of National Institute of Ecology. He is currently serving as the President of the Biodiversity Foundation established with the help of Jane Goodall and Co-President of Climate Change Center. He is also a Co-chairman of National Assembly Forum on Climate Change.