Workshop Participants

Fiona Swan Foster

Fiona Foster graduated in 2011 with a distinguished Masters (MSc) in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her final thesis explored the relationship…

Peter Frumhoff

Peter C. Frumhoff is the Director of Science and Policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Chief Scientist of the UCS Climate Campaign.…

Annie Bissett

Annie has been a commercial illustrator since 1986, mostly based in Massachusetts with a brief 3-year stint living in Taos, New Mexico. She was an…
Yale University
Yale University

Karen Seto

Karen Seto is Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Geography and Urbanization at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She is an…
Yale University

Mark Pagani

Expertise in the field of geochemistry, with an emphasis on organic geochemistry. Research interests encompass the fields of biogeochemistry, paleoceanography, and paleoclimatology, with a focus…
Yale University
Yale University

Mary Evelyn Tucker

Mary Evelyn Tucker is coordinator of the Forum on Religion and Ecology with John Grim. Together they organized a series of ten conferences on World…
Yale University

John Grim

John Grim comes from the Missouri drift plains of North Dakota where he grew up leaning against the winds until they blew him east to…
Yale University
Yale University

Frank Hole

Frank Hole (Ph.D., Chicago 1961) Professor Emeritus, taught at Rice University for seventeen years before coming to Yale in 1980. He has been head of…
Yale University

Naikoa Aguilar-Amuchastegui Aguilar-Amuchastegui

Dr. Aguilar-Amuchastegui is WWF’s global Forest and Climate Program lead on measuring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of REDD+ activities. As such, he is focused on…
World Wildlife Fund

Rebecca Shaw

Dr. Rebecca Shaw is the Chief Scientist for the World Wildlife Fund where she is responsible for building a science program to support WWF’s global…
World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund

Nancy Harris

Nancy Harris is the Research Director for Global Forest Watch (GFW) within the Forests Program at the World Resources Institute based in Washington, DC. GFW…
World Resources Institute
World Resources Institute

Anthony C. Janetos

Anthony C. Janetos has been named Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute as of October, 2006. Dr. Janetos previously served as vice president…
World Resources Institute
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Bank

Jia Li

Jia is a Senior Economist with the World Bank Climate Change Group where her work focuses on adaptation and resilience evaluation, country long-term climate, and…
World Bank
World Bank

Ademola Braimoh

Dr. Ademola Braimoh has expertise in soil management, human-environment relationships, land-use modeling and vulnerability of ecosystem services to global change. Dr. Braimoh studied at the…
World Bank
World Bank
Williams College
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

William Weber

Dr. Bill Weber has worked for 30 years in the field of international conservation. He lived in Africa for nine years and was co-founder of…
Wildlife Conservation Society

Amy Vedder

Dr. Amy Vedder is widely known for her pioneering studies of mountain gorillas in Rwanda during the late 1970s and was co-founder, along with her…
Wildlife Conservation Society

Franz Sinabell

Franz Sinabell is an agricultural economist who studied at BOKU, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna where he obtained his doctoral degree.…
WIFO Austrian Institute of Economic Research
White River National Forest

Jerry Melillo

Dr. Melillo's research team focuses on understanding the impacts of human activities on the biogeochemistry of ecological systems using a combination of field studies and…
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Elizabeth McNie

Elizabeth McNie is a Research Scientist at the Western Water Assessment in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado where she…
Western Water Assessment

Shaun McGrath

Shaun McGrath was first elected to City Council in November 2003 and reelected in 2005. In 2007, McGrath was elected Mayor by the City Council.…
Western Governors' Association

Gary Yohe

Gary Yohe is the John E. Andrus Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University and a collaborator at the Center for Integrated Study of the Human…
Wesleyan University
Washington State University

Miguel Esteban

Miguel Esteban is currently a Professor at the Research Institute of Sustainable Future Society, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Waseda University, in Tokyo,…
Waseda University

Ed Hawkins

Ed Hawkins is a post-doctoral researcher working with Rowan Sutton at the University of Reading, and his research has two aspects related to decadal prediction.…
Walker Institute

William K. Smith

Dr. Smith's areas of research interests include Adaptations of plants to harsh or unusual environments; plant physiological ecology and environmental biophysics; photosynthesis; water and nutrient…
Wake Forest University

Rosa Maria Roman-Cuesta

Dr. Rosa Maria Roman-Cuesta is a tropical ecologist and a guest researcher at the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing in Wageningen University, The…
Wageningen University

Katrien Descheemaeker

Katrien Descheemaeker is assistant professor in the Plant Production Systems group of the Plant Science Department of Wageningen University (Netherlands). She obtained a PhD in…
Wageningen University