Preparing Future Natural Resource Leaders
C. Gordon was until recently Pinchot Professor of Forestry
and Environmental Studies at the Yale School of Forestry
Studies, where he was Dean from 1983-1992. Before that he
was Head and Professor, Department of Forest Science, Oregon
State University, Professor of Forestry and Iowa State University,
and Principal Plant Physiologist at the Pioneering Project
in Wood Formation, USDA Forest Service, Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
John has B.S. (forest management) and
Ph.D. (plant physiology and silviculture) from Iowa State
and has been
a Fulbright Scholar in Finland (University of Helsinki)
and India (Bangalore). His primary expertise is in the biological
basis of forest productivity, the management of research,
and forest policy. He is senior editor of the primary book
on biological nitrogen fixation in temperate forest ecosystems
and researches the interaction of carbon and nitrogen fixation
in forests. He has led several national-level assessments,
including those on research and resource management in
parks, forestry research (for the National Research Council/National
Academy of Sciences), and indian forests and forestry.
John served as a member of the Congressionally-mandated
Scientific Panel on Late Successional Ecosystems, and was
of the Seventh American Forest Congress. He has extensive
consulting experience with public and private organizations,
including forest product firms, the World Bank and the
Nations Development Programme. He has authored or coauthored
over 100 publications, and has overseas experience in
a variety of places, including India, Pakistan, China, Costa
Brazil, Argentina, Finland and Scotland.
For more information on the topic of
John's presentation, you might consider reading Environmental
Leadership Equals Essential Leadership by John C.
Gordon and Joyce K. Berry. 2006. Yale University Press.
Preparing Resource Professionals for an Uncertain
Dr. Jerry Franklin is a Professor of Ecosystem
Analysis with the College of Forest Resources at the University
of Washington. He is sometimes referred to by the media
as the "guru of old growth." His
mission in life is to "cut the best deal I can for forests
and trees in a world that's dominated by humans."
Dr. Franklin's areas of specialization
includes: 1) Structure and function of natural forest
ecosystems, especially old-growth forests; 2) Successional processes
disturbances; 3) Effects of changing environmental
conditions, such as global change, on forest processes; 4) Application
of ecological principles
to management of natural resources ("New Forestry,” ecosystem
management); and 5) Theory and practice of landscape
Jerry's research and work is credited with modifying
the way trees are harvested and helping retain biodiversity
in many of the world's
forests. Dr. Franklin also currently serves as the
Director of the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility in SW Washington.
Over the years he
has served as a leading participant in many major scientific
and policy analyses of forestry issues at local, national,
level. He has
also generated over 300 publications.
Dr. Franklin joined the UW faculty after stints with
the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research
Station and the National Science
Foundation. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Forest Management
at Oregon State University, a Ph.D. in Botany and Soils
and Washington State University,
and an LLD. at Simon Fraser University.
For a complete
vita see http://depts.washington.edu/wrccrf/Franklin/cv.html