Akcakaya earned a PhD in ecology and evolution from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Mary Jane Angelo is professor of law and director of the Environmental and Land Use Law Program at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Her research focuses on environmental law, water law, agricultural law, pesticide law, endangered species law, biotechnology law, and the integration of law and science. Before joining the faculty, Ms. Angelo served as an attorney in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel and as senior assistant general counsel for the St. Johns River Water Management District. In addition, she has served on the National Research Council Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress. Ms. Angelo earned an MS in entomology and JD from the University of Florida.
Patrick Durkin is cofounder and principal scientist of Syracuse Environmental Research Associates, a small business engaged in chemical and biological risk assessment and documentation. He has been responsible for developing safety evaluations for chemical and biological agents on the basis of a synthesis of toxicological data, environmental persistence, and exposure estimates. Dr. Durkin has conducted numerous risk assessments and risk assessment method development tasks for the US Department of Agriculture, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dr. Durkin earned a PhD in environmental and forest zoology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Erica Fleishman is a researcher in the John Muir Institute of the Environment at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on integration of conservation science with management and policy, especially in the intermountain western United States and California. Her work focuses on predictive modeling of occupancy and faunal responses to changes in climate, land cover, land use, and connectivity. Dr. Fleishman is a coauthor of curricula in applications of remote sensing to environmental sciences and ecological modeling. She has convened multidisciplinary teams to analyze and synthesize concepts and data on diverse topics and has facilitated or advised on the science process for multiple habitat conservation plans and natural community conservation plans in California. Dr. Fleishman is past editor in chief of Conservation Biology and serves on the editorial boards of Global Ecology, Biogeography, and Ecography. Dr. Fleishman earned a PhD in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Anne Fairbrother is a principal scientist for Exponent’s ecosciences practice. She has more than 30 years of experience in ecotoxicology, wildlife toxicology, contaminated-site assessment, and regulatory science for existing and emerging chemicals in the United States and Europe. Dr. Fairbrother has participated in or