Dr. Allen Allison is Vice President for Science at The Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Allison is responsible for a budget of $4 million and 100 research, collections and support staff. The Bishop Museum, established in 1889, is the fifth largest natural history museum in North America, and contains the world’s largest collections of Pacific biota with over 23 million collections. Dr. Allison’s 25 years’ experience in the region includes field research on tropical ecology, vertebrate zoology, collections and databases design and management, fundraising, and institutional relations. Degrees: Ph.D. (Zoology), U. of California, Davis, 1975-1979. B.S. (Zoology), U. of California, Davis, 1972.