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CBI Associates

David Conklin, Ph.D.

Dave joined the climate change research group at CBI as a staff member in 2010 modeling the effects of climate change on natural vegetation, and is now continuing his as a CBI associate.  He had turned to that challenge in 2001 following a long career in industry.  After 5 years in the trenches as the computer guy in the U.S. Forest ...

Dominick DellaSala, Ph.D.

Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala is President and Chief Scientist of the Geos Institute in Ashland, Oregon and President of the Society for Conservation Biology, North America Section.  He is an internationally renowned author of over 150 technical papers, including the award winning “Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World” ...

Raymond Drapek, Ph.D.

Dr. Raymond Drapek is a researcher at the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis Oregon. He received a PhD in Entomology from Oregon State University in 1993. His thesis was a simulation model of Corn Earworm interactions with pheromone traps with the goal of improving pheromone traps as a tool for predicting ear ...

David King, Ph.D.

Dave is a postdoc at Oregon State University and is working with the climate change research group at CBI and the USGS and NPS in South Dakota, modeling the effects of climate change on the vegetation of Wind Cave National Park.  He received his PhD in botany (plant ecology emphasis) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and has pursued ...

Mingshi Li, Ph.D.

Mingshi Li is a professor in the College of Forest Resources and Environment Associate at Nanjing Forestry University (NFU). He received his Ph.D. in 2005 from Nanjing Forestry University in Ecology. Mingshi is interested in research collaborations and has been invited by Dr Zhiliang Zhu, with support from USGS, to engage with the CBI modeling ...

Bill Ripple, Ph.D.

Bill Ripple is a professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society as well as the Director of the “Trophic Cascades Program” at Oregon State University.  His research involves studying the ecological effects of wolves and other large predators in western North America as well as other regions of the world.

John Waugh, Ph.D.

John Waugh is an adviser on conservation strategies and planning, with a focus on the role of information in conservation policy, and on sustainable finance mechanisms.  He has been involved in protected area management for 30 years, as a park ranger, manager, planner, and strategist.  He is the author of several publications on ...

 
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