Dr. Palaima worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi, Advisor for Scientific Program and Innovations at the Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc. (Silicon Valley, San Francisco), Project Coordinator at San Francisco State University, just to mention a few. He is an author of well-cited scientific publications and two books (the last one was published in 2012 by the University of California Press). He is a co-founder and director of the Ecological Economics Innovations Center in Berkeley, California and Vilnius, Lithuania (www.eeicentras.org/en). Dr. Palaima studied biology and ecology in Lithuania, Sweden and United States. He earned a M.S., degree from Vilnius University and a Ph.D. degree from University of Miami. He was also a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship.