Lilian is Vice President of Conservation Science for the Jane Goodall Institute USA. He brings more than twenty years of experience using satellite imagery and Geographic Information Systems to the job. As Vice President of Conservation Science at the Jane Goodall Institute USA, Lilian directs the scientific department at the Institute and conducts applied conservation research. Recognized for his expertise in applying cutting-edge geospatial technology to conservation needs in Africa. Lilian holds a Ph.D. in conservation biology from the University of Minnesota. He is a former MacArthur Scholar of the MacArthur Interdisciplinary Program on Global Change, Sustainability, and Justice at the University of Minnesota and a former Fulbright Scholar in the use of geospatial technologies at the Center for Remote Sensing at the University of Delaware.