Our growing network of full-time professional staff, senior advisors, and network
associates represents an extraordinary group of distinguished authorities
from a broad range of relevant disciplines -- agricultural, natural
resource, and ecological economics; evolutionary, plant, molecular,
population, animal and human biology; public and veterinary health,
toxicology and medicine; oceanographic, atmospheric, soil, and
Executive Director, University of California
Professor, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of California at Davis
Alan Bennett is one of the world's leading plant geneticists, and
an expert in the large-scale management of intellectual property.
As the Executive Director of the University of California System-Wide
Office of Technology Transfer and Research Administration, Alan is
responsible for intellectual property management throughout the University
of California system, including policy development, patent prosecution
and enforcement, as well as management of a portfolio of over 4,000
active cases, 700 active licenses and revenue in excess of $100 million.
Director, The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
Gund Professor of Ecological Economics, University of Vermont
Bob Costanza is a widely acclaimed ecosystem theoretician and award-winning
ecological economist. He currently leads a interdisciplinary team
of biologists, ecologists, mathematicians and economists in a comprehensive
effort to model global ecological systems. Prior to his appointment
at The Gund Institute, he was the Director of the Institute for Ecological
Economics, and a Professor with the Center for Environmental Science
and the Biology Department of the University of Maryland.
Professor of Biology, University of Louisville
Paul Ewald is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and ecologist,
and a principal founder of the nascent field of evolutionary medicine.
His research interests include the evolutionary ecology of parasitism,
the etiology of chronic disease, and pollination biology. Dr. Ewald
recently moved to Louisville after a long tenure as Professor of
Global Environmental Studies at Amherst College in Massachusetts.
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Arizona State University
Ann Kinzig is a widely recognized leader in the field of interdisciplinary
ecological studies. Prior to her current position at Arizona State
University, Dr. Kinzig served the Office of the President of the
United States, through the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
She is also a former Assistant Director of the Princeton Environmental
Senior Fellow, Center for Environmental Science & Policy, Stanford University
Roz Naylor is a leading field-research economist at the forefront
of integrative studies in economics, biology and ecology. She is
a Senior Fellow at the Center for Environmental Science and Policy,
Stanford University, where she coordinates interdisciplinary environmental
Professor in Marine Sciences, Stanford University
Steve Palumbi is one of the world's foremost marine biologists
and evolutionary ecologists. Prior to his current position with
faculty, Steve was a Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
at Harvard University. For 11 years prior to his departure for Harvard,
he served as a distinguished Professor with the University of Hawaii,
where he pioneered genetic testing of seafood as a means to monitor
international whaling agreements.
Professor of Environmental Economics and Environmental Management
University of York
Charles Perrings is a global leader in the field of ecological
and environmental economics, and an authority on the economics
resources, invasive species, biodiversity, resilience and sustainability.
For over a decade he held the Chair of the Environmental Economics
and Environmental Management Department at the University of York.
His previous appointments include Director of the Biodiversity Program
of the Beijer Institute, Stockholm, and Professor of Economics at
the University of Botswana. He is editor of the Cambridge University
Press journal, Environment and Development Economics, and is President
Elect of the International Society for Ecological Economics, and
Vice Chair of the Scientific Committee of Diversitas.
President, Farm Sector Economics, Inc
Paul Prentice is a widely recognized authority on agricultural
economics, markets and industry structure, with over 20 of experience
forecasting and policy analysis. Prior to founding Farm Sector Economics
in 1985, Paul was the Chief Macro Economist with the US Department
of Agriculture, where he routinely analyzed trends in domestic and
international economics for their farm sector implications.
President, Schnittker Associates
John Schnittker is widely recognized as the "dean" of American agricultural economic consultants. Since launching his economic
research and consulting firm in 1972, Dr. Schnittker has been a prominent
agricultural economics consultant to farm organizations, trade associations,
food and agribusiness firms, and foreign companies and governments.
He speaks and publishes with great experience and authority on a
wide array of topics and issues related to agriculture, trade, and
Robinson Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California at Berkeley
David Zilberman is one of the world's most accomplished agricultural
economists and a leading authority on the economics of water, animal
waste, and pesticides. In addition to his professorial responsibilities
at Berkeley, he also co-directs the university's Center for Sustainable
Resource Development. Dr. Zilberman is active across a wide range
of interconnected scholarly and applied research areas, including
agricultural and food policy; the economics of technological change;
natural resource economics, and microeconomic theory.