NYCEP Alumnus Profile

Richard Bergl

Curator of Conservation and Research North Carolina Zoo


Ph.D. 2006, City University of New York



Tel: (336) 879-7602


Bergl, R.A., Dunn, A., Nicholas, A., Warren, Y., Imong, I., & Oates, J.F.  in press.  Remote sensing analysis reveals habitat, dispersal corridors and expanded distribution for the Critically Endangered Cross River gorilla, Gorilla gorilla diehli.  Oryx.

Nicholas, A., Dunn, A., Warren, Y., Bergl, R.A., Sunderland-Groves, J., Nkembi, L., & Morgan, B.  2009.  The Cross River Gorilla.  In Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates 2008-2010.  Mittermeier, R.A., Wallis, J., Rylands, A.B., Ganzhorn, J., Oates, J.F., Williamson, E., Palacios, E., Heymann, E.W., Kierulff, M.C.M., Yongcheng, L., Supriatna, J., Roos, C., Walker, S., Cortes-Ortiz, L., & Schwitzer, C. (eds).  IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, Arlington, VA.

Bergl RA, Bradley BJ, Nsubuga A, Vigilant L. Effects of habitat fragmentation, population size and demographic history on genetic diversity: the Cross River gorilla in a comparative context. Am J Primatol. 2008 Sep;70(9):848-59.

Bergl RA, Vigilant L. Genetic analysis reveals population structure and recent migration within the highly fragmented range of the Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli). Mol Ecol. 2007 Feb;16(3):501-16.

Oates, J.F. Sunderland-Groves, J., Bergl, R.A., Dunn, A., Nicholas, N., Takang, E., Omeni, F., Imong, I., & Fotso, R.  2007. Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of the Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli).  IUCN Primate Specialist Group/Conservation International, Washington D.C.

Bergl, R.A, Oates, J.F., & Fotso, R. 2007.  Distribution and protected area coverage of endemic taxa in West Africa’s Biafran forests and highlands.  Biological Conservation 134: 195-208.

Sunderland-Groves, J., Oates, J.F., & Bergl, R.A.  2005.  The Cross River Gorilla.  In World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation.  Caldecott, J. & Miles, L. (eds). UNEP-WCMC/University of California Press, Berkley.

Oates, J.F.,  Bergl, R.A., & Linder, J.M.  2004.  Biodiversity and Conservation in the Gulf of Guinea.  Advances in Applied Biodiversity Science no. 7.  Conservation International Center for Applied Biodiversity Science Press, Washington, D.C.

Oates, J.F., McFarland, K.L., Groves, J., Bergl, R.A., Linder, J.M. & Disotell, T.R.  2003.  The Cross River gorilla: a neglected and critically endangered subspecies.  In Gorilla Biology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective.  Taylor, A. & Goldsmith, M. (eds).  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.