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Three Sisters, High Cascades, Oregon
I spent over 25 years as a research scientist in natural history and ecology
in forest, shrub steppe, subarctic, desert, coastal, and agricultural settings.
Trained primarily as a vertebrate zoologist, I was a research mammalogist
in Nubia, Egypt, (1963-1964) with the Yale University Peabody Museum Prehistoric
Expedition and a research mammalogist in Nepal (1966-1967), where I participated
in a study of tick-borne diseases for the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit #3 based in Cairo, Egypt. I conducted a three-year (1970-1973) ecological survey of the Oregon Coast for the University of Puget Sound,Tacoma, Washington. I was a research ecologist with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management for thirteen years (1974-1987)—the first five studying rangelands in southeastern Oregon and the last eight studying old-growth forests in western Oregon. I also spent a year as a landscape ecologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1990-1991).
Today I am an independent author as well as an international lecturer,
facilitator in resolving environmental conflicts, vision statements, and
sustainable community development. I am also an international consultant
in forest ecology and sustainable forestry practices.
I have written over 285 publications, including the following books:
•The Redesigned Forest. 1988.
•Fleas of the Pacific Northwest. 1988. (Junior author with Robert E. Lewis and J.H. Lewis)
•Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest. 1989.
•Global Imperative: Harmonizing Culture and Nature. 1992.
•Sustainable Forestry: Philosophy, Science, and Economics. 1994.
•From the Forest to the Sea: The Ecology of Wood in Streams, Rivers, Estuaries, and Oceans. 1994. (Senior author with James R. Sedell)
•Resolving Environmental Conflict: Toward Sustainable Community Development. 1996.
•Sustainable Community Development: Principles and Concepts. 1997.
•Setting the Stage for Sustainability: A Citizen's Handbook. 1998. (Senior author with Russ Beaton and Kevin Smith)
•Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Development. 1998.
•Mammals of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coast to the High Cascades. 1998.
•Ecological Diversity in Sustainable Development: The Vital and Forgotten Dimension. 1999.
•Reuniting Economy and Ecology in Sustainable Development 1999. (Junior author with Russ Beaton)
•Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development 2000. (Junior author with Jane Silberstein)
•Forest Certification in Sustainable Development: Healing the Landscape 2000. (Senior author with Walter Smith)
•Of Paradoxes and Metaphors: Understanding Some of Life's Lessons. 2003.
•The Perpetual Consequences of Fear and Violence: Rethinking the Future. 2004.
•Evaluating Sustainable Development: Giving People a Voice in Their Destiny 2004. (Junior author with Okechukwu Ukaga)
•Of Ditches And Ponds: A Journey Through The Metaphors Of Childhood And Maturity. 2004.
•The World is in My Garden: A Journey of Consciousness. 2005. (Senior author with Zane Maser)
•Our Forest Legacy: Today's Decisions, Tomorrow's Consequences. 2005.
•Teaching Kids to Change The World: Lessons to Inspire Social Responsibility for Grades 6-12. 2008. (Junior author with Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner).
•Trees, Truffles, and Beasts: How Forests Function. 2008. (Senior author with Andrew W. Claridge and James M. Trappe)
•Earth In Our Care: Ecology, Economy, and Sustainability. 2009.
•Social-Environmental Planning: The Design Interface Between Everyforest and Everycity. 2009.
•Sustainable Development: Principles, Frameworks, And Case Studies. 2010. (Second editor and contributing author with Okechukwu Ukaga and Michael Reichenbach.)
•Resolving Environmental Conflicts. Second Edition. 2011. (Senior author with Carol Pollio.)
•Economics and Ecology: United for a Sustainable World. 2012. (Junior author with Russ Beaton.)
•Decision Making For A Sustainable Environment: A Systemic Approach. 2013. (Senior author, with a chapter by Jessica K. La Porte.)
•Life, the Wonder of It All. 2013. (Senior author with Reese Halter.)
•Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, Second Edition. 2014. (Junior author with Jane Silberstein.)
•Interactions of Land, Ocean and Humans: A Global Perspective. 2014.
•The Natural History of a Mountain Meadow and Its Cirque. 2015.
• Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction. 2017. (Junior author with Cameron La Follette.)
• Resolving Environmental Conflits: Principles and Concepts. Third Edition. 2019. (Senior author with Lynette de Silva.)
•The Marys River of My Youth: The Natural History of Its Seen and Unseen Life. 2019.
• Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: In Practice. 2019. (Cameron La Follette and Chris Maser, Editors.)
I HAVE LIVED, WORKED, CONSULTED, AND/OR LECTURED IN: Austria • Canada • Chile • Egypt • France • Germany • Japan • Malaysia • Mexico • Nepal • Slovakia • Switzerland • and various settings in the United States
British Columbia, Canada
Cascade Mountains, Oregon, USA
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