Paul Beaver received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1976. Paul has written two books about the Amazon and has had numerous articles published. He has taught at Purdue University and the University of Washington. In 1981 Paul founded Amazonia Expeditions, the first wilderness/camping outfitter in Peru's northern Amazon. Today Amazonia Expeditions operates two lodges in the Area de Conservacion Regional de Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo, a reserve containing the largest primate diversity in all of the world. Paul is president of Amazonia Expeditions and also manager of the Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center, which is associated with Yale University School of Forestry.