Douglas Austen, National Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC) Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Previously worked for Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. He served six years as executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. In addition, Austen has been vice-chair of the Governing Board of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) and earlier chaired the work group that drafted the initial NFHAP plan. As FWS National LCC Coordinator, Austen will serve as the principal policy advisor and liaison between the Service and the Department of the Interior, other national and international conservation agencies and organizations, industry, and the public. He also will work with senior executives and leaders in all FWS programs and Interior bureaus to promote and facilitate establishment and operation of the national network of LCCs— self-directed partnerships that link science and conservation delivery within and across landscapes. LCCs are an integral part of Interior’s strategic climate change response. Doug Beard, chief of the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. Most recently, he served as interim director of the USGS NCCWSC since September 2009. Previously, he was the USGS program coordinator for fisheries and aquatic and endangered resources. He first joined the USGS in 2003, working as a program manager with the National Biological Information Infrastructure. Before coming to the USGS, he held fishery management positions in Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Natural Resources. Frank Biasi, Director, Conservation and Special Projects at National Geographic Maps. Past: Director, Conservation Systems (and other positions) at The Nature Conservancy, GIS Analyst and Cartographer at Massachusetts Department of Environment. Designer and producer of information resources to support conservation and sustainability. L. Peter Boice, Conservation Team Leader in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment. He oversees the management of natural and cultural resources on DoD’s 25 million acres of public lands. He also oversees DoD’s Legacy Resource Management Program, has participated in interagency and Departmental initiatives covering many issues, including ecosystem management, invasive species control, biodiversity conservation, wetlands, military overflights, recreational fishing, and conservation education. Mr. Boice has also served as Coordinator for DoD’s Chesapeake Bay Program, and Program Manager for DoD’s Underground Storage Tank, wetlands management, environmental planning and environmental awards programs. Mark Chase, Chief, Natural Resource Program Center, Fish & Wildlife Society Tracy Connell Hancock, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, Resource Information, EMC position in Washington, DC. Previously, worked as a hydrologist with the USGS Virginia Water Sciences Center. Clifford Duke, Director of Science Programs at Ecological Society of America. Dr. Clifford Duke joined the Ecological Society of America (ESA) as Director of Science Programs in January 2003. The ESA Science Office, which originated with ESA’s Sustainable Biosphere Initiative in 1992, focuses on the application of ecological science to environmental problem solving. To that end, the Office works with ESA members, other professional societies, and public agencies to develop workshops and publications on a variety of topics related to ecosystem sustainability, global change, and biodiversity. Current Science Office projects include data sharing and archiving initiatives; a recent conference and workshop on the ecological dimensions of biofuels; and an initiative to examine and articulate the intellectual foundations for a new sustainability science. Daniel C. Edelson, Ph.D., vice president for education at the National Geographic Society and executive director of the National Geographic Education Foundation. In these positions he oversees the National Geographic Society’s outreach to educators and directs the Society’s efforts to improve teaching and learning in geography and related disciplines. This work includes the development of resources for educators and learners of all ages, the delivery of professional development programs for educators, the implementation of public awareness and public engagement programs, and grant-making to support geographic literacy initiatives throughout the U.S. and Canada. Terrell Erickson, biologist, USDA NRCS Dr. John Francis serves as Vice President for Research, Conservation, and Exploration at the National Geographic Society, directing funding of these disciplines through the Committee for Research and Exploration, the Conservation Trust, and the Expeditions Council. Francis also oversees the Society’s Center for Sustainable Destinations promoting the concept of geotourism and a more holistic view of tourism as a motive force for enhancing values of place. Francis’s professional career is rooted in wildlife biology and a deep commitment to communication of the potent ties between humans and the rest of the natural world. He has fashioned his interests and expertise into successful turns as a scientist, wildlife filmmaker, and current leader of the Society’s storied research and exploration arm. Martha Garcia, Acting Deputy for Ecosystems, USGS Anne Grambsch, Acting Staff Director, NCEA Global Change Research Program, EPA. She is an international expert on the potential effects of climate change and climate variability on human health. Ms. Grambsch was a Contributing Author to the 1997 IPCC assessment report, “The Regional Impacts of Climate Change” and a Lead Author for the USGCRP’s National Assessment Health Sector Report. Most recently she has been leading the EPA GCRP effort on assessing potential effects of climate change on regional air quality. Gerald Guala, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), USGS William Hohenstein, Global Change Program Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture Fiona Horsfall, Chief, Climate Services Division, CPASW Tony Janetos selected as Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Fellow, receiving the highest rank a PNNL scientist or engineer can attain. Janetos has developed a leadership role in climate science, setting directions for national and international agendas that engage a broad diversity of scientists and decision makers. Recognized for his success in building interdisciplinary research programs, he has proactively designed integrated research programs and activities investigating the interaction of human decisions and ecosystem/environmental processes. Diana Jerkins, National Program Leader, Division of Global Climate Change. Diana is involved with agroecology and sustainable systems programs at NIFA; manages the NRI Managed Ecosystem, Biology of Weedy and Invasive Plants, and Enhancing the Prosperity of Small and Mid-Size Farms programs; co-chairs the Science for Sustainability working group. Anne Kinsinger, Associate Director, Ecosystems, USGS Career History and Highlights: Ms. Kinsinger is responsible for USGS research and monitoring on freshwater, terrestrial, and marine ecosystems and the human and fish and wildlife communities they support. Ms. Kinsinger has held numerous positions during her 16 years with the USGS. These include Regional Director for the Western Region of the USGS, where beginning in 2007, she oversaw the region's scientific activities related to biological, hydrological, geological, and geographic research and assessments. She was also the Western Regional Biologist and was responsible for the cross-disciplinary USGS research strategy in the Pacific Northwest. From 1998 until 2001, she worked at USGS headquarters in Reston, Va., in the Associate Director for Biology's office, and as Chief of Strategic Planning and Analysis in the Director's office. She joined the USGS in 1995, and for the next three years served as Director of the Agency's Western Ecological Research Center in Davis, Calif. Before joining the USGS, she worked for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Fisheries Contaminant Research Center (now the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the National Biological Survey. Fred Lipschultz, Senior Scientist for the National Climate Assessment, coordinating the regional assessments among other roles. He is on a mobility assignment from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, where he has been a faculty member since 1989. Prior to the NCA, Fred spent 2.5 years at NASA headquarters working as Program Scientist for the Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program in the Earth Sciences Division. Before that, he served 4 years at NSF as Program Officer in the Chemical Oceanography Program in the Geosciences Directorate. During his government service, he has participated in several working groups of the USGCRP, and was the vice-chair of the JSOST interagency working group on Ocean Acidification. Fred’s research career focused on the biogeochemistry of the marine nitrogen cycle in various ecosystems including Bermuda’s coral reefs, the Sargasso Sea, and the Eastern Tropical Pacific. He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Harvard University, and his Master’s degree in Botany from the University of Maryland. Dr. Gary E. Machlis, Science Advisor to the Director, National Park Service, and Professor of Conservation at the University of Idaho. He is the first scientist appointed to this position with the NPS, and advises the director on a range of science policy issues and programs. He also is Lead Scientist for the Department of the Interior’s Strategic Sciences Working Group, an interdisciplinary team of scientists responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Dr. Machlis has served as Interim Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Idaho, and been a visiting professor at Nanjing Technological College in China and at Yale University. Robert D. Mangold, Forest Health Protection Director, State and Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service, Arlington, VA 22209, USA Peter H. McCartney, Program Director, National Science Foundation Program Responsibilities: Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) Community-based Data Interoperability Networks (INTEROP) National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation Chad McNutt, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NIDIS Program Office David Moore Gina Owen, Legislative Specialist, National Forest System (WO), Ecosystem Mgmt Coordination, NFMA ISSUES: Planning, NEPA, Appeals and Litigation, Forest Management, Timber, Stewardship Contracting, Invasive Species Jimmy Reaves, Deputy Chief for Research and Development, US Forest Service (as of 09/10). His more than 29 years of work in the natural resources field and experience in senior-level positions has prepared him well for his role as Deputy Chief, R&D. Previously, Reaves had served as Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) Director in Asheville. Prior to his appointment as SRS Director, Jim Reaves served as Associate Deputy Chief for Research & Development in Washington, D.C., from 2000-2007. Reaves will lead the largest natural resource research organization in the world, comprised of about 500 scientists and 1,500 dedicated professional and administrative Forest Service employees, as well as a budget of $312 million. His more than 29 years of work in the natural resources field and experience in seniorlevel positions has prepared him well for his role as Deputy Chief, R&D. Carols Rodriguez-Franco, Staff Director, US Forest Service Research and Development Forest Management Sciences. He previously worked for the USDA Agricultural Research Service and was in charge of the research collaboration with Latin America and Canada. In Mexico worked for the National Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Research (INIFAP) for 25 years. He was the former Forestry Research General Director at INIFAP from 1996 to 2000. Sarena M. Selbo Education: The Ohio State University Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology MS in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology University of North Dakota BS in Biology and Honors with a minor in Chemistry Danielle Swallow, Program Analyst, Climate Services and Monitoring Division, NOAA Woody Turner is the Program Scientist for Biological Diversity and Program Manager for Ecological Forecasting in the NASA Headquarters Science Mission Directorate. As program scientist, he oversees the agency's basic research efforts to use satellite-derived information to understand the relationship of biodiversity to climate, landscape change, and ecosystem function. The NASA Ecological Forecasting Program is an applications activity seeking to bring together satellite observations and ecological models to support decision making for conservation biology and sustainable regional development. Laura Valoppe, Lead Scientist, WERC Headquarters Dr. Charles L. Walthall, Research Physical Scientist, USDA-ARS Hydrology & Remote Sensing Lab Education: B.S. Geography, 1977 University of Maryland M.S. Forest Science (Remote Sensing Emphasis), 1982 Texas A&M University Ph.D. Agronomy/Agricultural Meteorology (Remote Sensing Emphasis), 1988 University of Nebraska Julia Washburn, Associate Director for Interpretation & Education She manages the Volunteers-In-Parks program, Harpers Ferry Center for Media Services (publications, exhibits, audio-visual production, and historic furnishings), and NPS relationships with cooperating associations, non-profit organizations that support educational, scientific, historical, and interpretive activities. She also manages all areas of interpretation and education, which across the country swore in almost 600,000 Junior Rangers and conducted more than 57,000 curriculum-based education programs in 2009. Tim Watkins, Science and Education Coordinator, Climate Change Response Program, NPS. Previously with National Geographic Society Keith Wheeler, Chairman and CEO at ZedX Inc. ZedX focuses on sustainable resource management through an interactive, web-based, decision-support systems designed for the agricultural, water and energy sectors. Wheeler has been managing partner of Worldviews LLC, an international sustainability and CSR consultancy that has advised numerous companies and governmental organizations including General Motors and the US Dept of Energy. As co-founder of the Foundation for Our Future he created a non-governmental R&D organization focused on sustainable development, knowledge management, organizational change management, and capacity development. He served as President of CFix LLC, a conservation carbon sequestration fund engaged in developing forest based carbon offset projects in South America; he was the first Executive Director for the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN), with 46 coordinating offices and programs in over 55,000 communities in 135 nations worldwide. Additionally, he served as the Assistant Director of New York States Adirondack Park Agency directing education and outreach efforts in the 6-million-acre (24,000 km2) protected area, and a Soil Scientist for the USDA-SCS working in the areas of resource interpretation and geographic information system development. Diane Wickland, works at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, where she oversees the planning and implementation of NASA's Terrestrial Ecology research program and leads its Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Focus Area. As a Focus Area lead, she coordinates research programs in land cover and land use change, ocean biogeochemistry, terrestrial ecology, and biodiversity. Diane is a member of the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG) and Ecosystems Interagency Working Group (EIWG) under the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). She chairs two subcommittees of the CCIWG, the Agency Executive Committee that is facilitating the production of CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Product 2.2 (also known as the State of the Carbon Cycle Report) and the North American Carbon Program (NACP) Office Subcommittee.