and is positioning the accelerated growth of the Biomass program toward market results. Prior to joining DOE, he served two years as a mergers and acquisitions consultant, acting CFO and board member to many small and midsize technology companies. Before that he was the business development leader of General Electric Power Systems investment activities. There, he was responsible for the placement of more than $20 million in equity investments into strategic technology companies, and oversight of more than $75 million of GE investments. Prior to that, he devised growth strategies for Aspen Technologies, a leading engineering and supply chain software company. Mr. Beaudry-Losique also has many years of experience as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company. Mr. Beaudry-Losique holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Montreal and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University. As a recipient of a Canadian Science Foundation Fellowship, he attended the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he received a master’s degree in management in 1992.
RANDY BRUINS is an environmental scientist in the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development. He received his bachelor’s (1978) and master’s (1980) degrees, both in Zoology, from Miami University and his Ph.D. (1997) in environmental science from Ohio State University. His dissertation research examined methods for reducing flooding in central China, through ecological strategies such as replacement of low-lying rice with native wetland crops. Since 1997 Randy’s EPA research has focused on methods for integrating ecological risk assessment and economic analysis. He addressed these topics in a 2005 book, Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment: Applications to Watershed Management (co-edited with Matthew Heberling) and a forthcoming (2007) volume, Valuation of Ecological Resources: Integration of Ecology and Socioeconomics in Environmental Decision Making (co-edited with Ralph Stahl, Larry Kapustka and Wayne Munns). Randy serves on the board of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics, and he is a coauthor of EPA’s 2006 strategy for measuring the benefits of ecosystem protection (the Ecological Benefits Assessment Strategic Plan). His current position is in EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory, where he is leading the Future Midwestern Landscapes Study, an examination of ecosystem services in the Midwestern US with special emphasis on the implications of biofuels development.
STEPHEN (STEVE) CARPENTER is the Stephen Alfred Forbes Professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology. He directs the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research site as well as a diverse program of whole-ecosystem experiments. He is co-Editor in Chief of Ecosystems, and a member of governing boards for the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and Resilience Alliance. Carpenter is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of