environmental protection, resource conservation, food, and health. Recent research areas include border enforcement for reducing invasive species risks, risk ranking in food safety issue, the impact of economic incentives on consumer health, and corporate incentives to participate in cooperative resource management schemes. He has provided expert input to Alberta’s interagency taskforce on invasive species risk assessment tools. Dr. Cash serves on the executive committee of the food safety and nutrition section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University.
RACHAEL E. GOODHUE is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Goodhue’s work has a strong public policy focus, and her research is concentrated in two areas: the industrial organization of agriculture, particularly agricultural contracts; and agri-environmental policy, particularly pesticide regulation and the economics of invasive species. Her interests include property rights and institutions governing natural resource use, including impacts of property rights design for pastoralist systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and negotiations over water rights and use in California and France. Dr. Goodhue has served on editorial boards including the Associate Editor, Agricultural Economic, 2007–2009; Editorial Council, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2006; the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Economics, and the Review of Industrial Organization. She is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Goodhue holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
VINCENT P. JONES is a Professor in the Department of Entomology and head of the Insect Ecology and Behavior Laboratory, located at the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Washington State University. His background and experience involve the use of various aspects of population biology, ecology, and insect behavior to improve integrated pest management (IPM) of insects and mites. Dr. Jones seeks to improve IPM programs by developing much of the basis of management systems (e.g., sampling/monitoring systems for key pests, phenology models, basic information on life history and population demography, dispersal). His current projects are focused on improving biological control in tree fruit orchards. Towards this end, Dr. Jones directs a recently funded Cooperative States Research Education and Extension Service (CSREES), U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Research Initiative Grant with 9 others from California, Oregon and Washington. In addition to active research, Dr. Jones has developed an outreach program based on emerging knowledge on IPM for the WSU Decision Aid System that help growers and fieldmen optimize their pest management strategies. Dr. Jones is an accomplished scientist with over 92 refereed articles and book chapters. His professional service includes: Reviewer (1999–2005), President (2006), and President-Elect (2005) Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference. He holds a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of California at Riverside.
NICHOLAS J. MILLS is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Mills’ research focuses on biological control of insect pests and the ecology of insect parasitism and predation. He is currently working on a classical biological control program for the Light Brown Apple Moth in California.