Science Advisory Board
Jack Williams, Ph.D.
Dr. Williams has extensive experience at senior science and research positions within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management, and also served important management positions within the BLM and the Forest Service. His professional work has focused on conservation, watershed restoration, fisheries, ecosystem management and endangered Species.
Vicki Tripoli, Ph.D.
Dr. Tripoli has focused on environmental health issues and biological monitoring, examining the effects of global persistent pollutants on ecosystems and helping develop a pharmocokinetic model that led to setting fish consumption advisories and other environmental health policies. She also is a consultant in ecological research design and statistics.
Jim Strittholt, Ph.D.
Conservation Biology Institute
Dr. Strittholt specializes in applying computer mapping technologies to address various ecological assessments and conservation planning projects in the U.S. and internationally. His expertise includes conservation planning, landscape ecology, geographic information systems, and remote sensing.
Thomas Michael Power, Ph.D.
University of Montana
Dr. Power is Research Professor and Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Montana, specializing in natural resource and regional economic development issues. He is also the principal researcher with Power Consulting, Inc.
Michael Parker, Ph.D.
Southern Oregon University
Dr. Parker is an aquatic ecologist whose research focuses on effects of disturbance on stream communities and ecosystem processes and factors regulating the distribution and impacts of non-native species. He currently is involved in efforts to conserve and restore desert spring systems and monitor native amphibian populations.
Dennis Odion, Ph.D.
University of California – Santa Barbara
Dr. Odion is a vegetation ecologist who specializes in fire and community and landscape ecology. His current work involves the study of landscape scale fire patterns and their causes in the Sierra Nevada and Klamath-Siskiyou regions, and the effects of fire on the susceptibility of vegetation to Sudden Oak Death.
Reed Noss, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida
Dr. Noss applies conservation biology principles to real-world problems in land conservation. His primary interest is regional conservation planning — the application of science to conservation planning and management at a regional scale — focusing on long-term maintenance of biodiversity over centuries and millennia.
Steve Jessup, Ph.D.
Southern Oregon University
Dr. Jessup has been researching the origins and distributions of vascular plants, lichens, and terrestrial bryophytes in alpine and coastal headland environments for 15 years. This research provides unique perspectives on conservation of naturally rare species and climate change monitoring.
Wayne Minshall, Ph.D.
Idaho State University
Dr. Minshall is an internationally recognized expert on the ecology of flowing waters. His research interests emphasize aquatic benthic invertebrates, community dynamics, and stream ecosystem structure and function. For the past 20 years he has been conducting research on the long-term effects of wildfires on stream ecosystems.
James Karr, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Dr. Karr has taught and done research in tropical forest ecology, ornithology, stream ecology, watershed management, landscape ecology, conservation biology, ecological health, and science and environmental policy, and developed the index of biotic integrity (IBI) to directly evaluate the effects of human actions on the health of living systems.
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