William A. Hopkins
William A. Hopkins is professor of wildlife conservation and holds several university leadership positions at Virginia Tech. Dr. Hopkins uses interdisciplinary approaches to study how anthropogenic global changes such as pollution,
disease, habitat destruction and climate change influence the health of wildlife populations. He is internationally recognized for contributions in several disciplines, has published more than 190 peer-reviewed works and served on four National Academy
of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Committees. His expertise is sought regularly following major environmental disasters including the TVA ash spill, the BP oil spill, the Tisza River (Hungary) cyanide spill and the Guadiamar River (Spain) mine tailings
disaster. Professor Hopkins’ research has been featured by NPR, BBC, “The New York Times” and “60 Minutes.” He regularly serves on advisory panels for state and federal agencies and provides frequent scientific guidance on
environmental issues to policy makers in Washington, D.C.