Brenda C. McComb is a professor and Head of the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University. She is author of over 130 technical papers dealing with forest and wildlife ecology, habitat relationships, and habitat management. She was born and raised in Connecticut at a time and place when the rural setting provided opportunities to roam forests and fields. She received a BS in Natural Resources Conservation from the University of Connecticut, a MS in Wildlife Management from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Forestry from Louisiana State University. She has served on the faculty at the University of Kentucky and Oregon State University. She was the Head of the Department of Natural Resources Conservation at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst for 7 years, and served as the chief of the Watershed Ecology Branch in Corvallis for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 1 year, and was Associate Dean for Research and Outreach in the College of Naural Resources and the Environment at the University of Massachusetts for 1 year. She has been a member of The Wildlife Society and the Society of American Foresters for over 25 years. Her current work addresses interdisciplinary approaches to management of multi-ownership landscapes in Pacific Northwest forests and agricultural areas
Benjamin Zuckerberg is a post-doctoral research associate in the Citizen Science program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and despite his urban surroundings, became a nature enthusiast and conservationist. He received his B.A. in Zoology from Connecticut College, a M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Ecology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. His research has focused on the management and conservation of early successional birds and the use of breeding bird atlases for documenting the effects of climate change and land use practices on bird populations at regional scales. His current research focuses on using spatial statistics and citizen science for addressing the effects of climate change and habitat loss on bird populations throughout the United States.
David G. Vesely is the executive director of the Oregon Wildlife Institute in Corvallis, Oregon. He received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota, a B.F.A. in illustration from Oregon State University, and a M.S. in forest science also from Oregon State University. He was president of Pacific Wildlife Research Inc., a consulting firm that assisted government agencies and private companies conduct special wildlife studies and prepare environmental analyses. He is a member of The Wildlife Society and Northwest Scientific Association. The current focus of his work involves the conservation of threatened wildlife in the Pacific Northwest and investigating the use of conservation detector dogs for surveys of rare plants and animals.
Christopher A. Jordan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. He received a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, a B.A. in Spanish, and a certificate in Latin American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He has worked with a number of universities and organizations to engage communities in the United States, Guatemala, and Nicaragua in the monitoring of their local ecosystems and has extensive experience playing with motion sensor cameras in all of these countries. His proposed research aims to assess the impact of globalization on resource use and biodiversity along the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua by collaborating closely with local assistants and a team of researchers from multiple disciplines.