Steven M. Chambers is currently Senior Scientist in the Division of Ecological in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He holds BA and MA degrees in biology from the University of California, Riverside, and a PhD in Zoology from the University of Florida. His published research has been primarily in the area of the genetics of natural populations, including conservation genetics, and the use of genetic data in taxonomy.
Robert Devlin is a Research Scientist in the Aquaculture Division of the Canada Department of Fish and Oceans. He holds a PhD in zoology from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Devlin studies salmonid biology using molecular tools. He has developed transgenic salmonids with enhanced production traits, and his research explores the benefits and the risks associated with this technology.
Norman C. Ellstrand (Committee Member) is a Professor of Genetics in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, and Adjunct Professor at Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1978. His research now focuses on applied plant population genetics, with a current research emphasis on the nature and consequences of gene flow, including the escape of engineered genes. He has published a book on that topic, Dangerous Liaisons? When Cultivated Plants Mate with Their Wild Relatives.
Brian A. Federici is Distinguished Professor, Entomology, Genetics, and Microbiology in the Department of Entomology & Interdepartmental Graduate Programs in Genetics and Microbiology. His research focuses on the basic biology and development of insect pathogens that show promise for use as control agents in ecologically sound IPM programs aimed at managing major insect crop pests and vectors of human and animal diseases. Current research emphasizes studies of two types of insect pathogens, (1) Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a bacterium that kills insects via one or more insecticidal proteins, and (2) insect baculoviruses and ascoviruses, large double-stranded DNA viruses that attack many economically important insects. He holds BS and MS degrees in Biology and Medical Entomology from Rutgers University and a PhD in Insect Pathology from the University of Florida.
Ian Fleming is a Professor and Director of the Ocean Sciences Centre of Memorial University of Newfoundland. His research integrates perspectives from ecology and evolution with fishery and conservation biology, and his areas of expertise include fish behavioral and evolutionary ecology, reproduction, life history, and population biology. He has worked