Conference Committees

Planning Committee

Frank Casey
U.S. Geological Survey
Science and Decisions Center

Chris Hartley
U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Environmental Markets

Dianna Hogan
Conference Chair
U.S. Geological Survey

Shonté Jenkins
U.S. Geological Survey
Science and Decisions Center

Marc Russell
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Carl Shapiro
U.S. Geological Survey
Science and Decisions Center

Kristin Zupancic
Conference Coordinator
UF/IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes


Program Committee

Frank Casey
Committee Co-Chair
U.S. Geological Survey
Science and Decisions Center

Shonté Jenkins
Committee Co-Chair
U.S. Geological Survey
Science and Decisions Center

Marc Russell
Committee Co-Chair
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Steering Committee

Ken Bagstad
U.S. Geological Survey

Ann Bartuska
Resources for the Future

Patrick Coady
Seale and Associates, Inc.

Bobby Cochran
Willamette Partnership

Robert Costanza
Australian National University

Rudolf (Dolf) de Groot
Wageningen University and Research Center

Jessica Fox
Electric Power Research Institute

Erica Goldman
COMPASS

Monica Grasso
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Ariana Sutton-Grier
The Nature Conservancy

Carter Ingram
Ernst and Young

Doug MacNair
Environmental Resource Management

Simone Maynard
International Union for Conservation of Nature

Joe Nicolette
Environmental Planning Specialists, Inc.

Lydia Olander
Duke University

Steve Polasky
University of Minnesota

JB Ruhl
Vanderbilt University

Paul Sandifer
College of Charleston

Darius Semmens
U.S. Geological Survey

Heather Tallis
The Nature Conservancy

Jeffrey Thomas
Puyallup Tribe

Michael Vardon
Australian National University

Margaret Walsh
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Jon Waterhouse
Oregon Health and Science University


Early Career Advisory Committee

Marcello Hernàndez-Blanco

Shonté Jenkins
Committee Chair

Solen Le Clec'h

Colin Phifer

Rebecca Runting




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