Professor Choe Jae Chun is a Distinguished Chair Professor of EcoScience at Ewha Womans University. He is a Co-president of the Climate Change Center, Honorary Ambassador of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), and a Co-chairman of the National Assembly Forum on Climate Change. He has served as the President of the Ecological Society of Korea, Alternate President of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the Founding Director of the National Institute of Ecology of Korea. Also, he established the Biodiversity Foundation with Professor Jane Goodall.
He received his Ph.D. in evolutionary biology under the guidance of E. O. Wilson at Harvard University. Before he joined EcoScience Department at Ewha Womans University in 2006, he taught at Harvard University, at the University of Michigan, and at Seoul National University. His research focuses on sexual selection and social evolution of the Zoraptera, social conflict among colony-founding queens of Aztec ants, behavior and ecology of Black-billed Magpies, and mating system, vocal communication, and cognitive ecology of Javan Gibbons.
An award-winning author, his books include <Secret Lives of Ants>(2012), <The Evolution of Social Behavior in Insects and Arachnids>(2008), and <The Evolution of Mating Systems in Insects and Arachnids>(1997).