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About the Western Landscapes Conservation Series

Organizing Committee

Thomas D. Sisk is an ecologist with the Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University. His teaching and research focus on science and policy issues affecting biodiversity and natural resources. Prior to joining the NAU faculty, Tom served as Special Assistant to the Director of the National Biological Service and directed a program in tropical conservation biology for Stanford University, where he earned his Ph.D in Biology.

Eli J. Bernstein, Doris Duke Conservation Fellow (2007), is a graduate student in Environmental Sciences and Policy at NAU. His research focuses on ecological restoration and biodiversity conservation within working (primarily agricultural) landscapes. In addition, he works to promote the integration of conservation science and public policy as president of the Colorado Plateau Chapter for Conservation Biology.

Michelle DelaCruz, Doris Duke Conservation Fellow (2007), is a graduate student in Environmental Sciences and Policy at NAU. Her research focuses on invasive species management and restoration ecology in National Parks.

Ryan Drum, Doris Duke Conservation Fellow (2007), is a recent graduate of the Environmental Sciences and Policy program at NAU. His research focuses on wildland-urban interface management and the effects of community wildfire protection strategies on forest ecology and wildlife habitat. His interests include landscape ecology, restoration ecology, conservation biology, and the role of science in environmental policy and decision-making.