Presentation Title: What the Pacific Northwest Owes Landscape Ecology; what Landscape Ecology owes the Pacific Northwest
Dr. David Hulse is Philip H. Knight Professor and former Chair in Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon and a founding member of the University's Institute for a Sustainable Environment. His expertise is in the area of geographic information systems and the use of computer-based tools for facilitating land use planning and natural resource decision-making. He has worked extensively as a landscape planner in the U.S. and abroad. Current efforts include work with colleagues at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and Oregon State University on development of spatial decision support systems for creating and evaluating alternative land and water use futures in Oregon's Willamette River Basin and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Hulse is a graduate of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, a Fulbright Scholar, and a recipient of the US Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology’s Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award.
Presentation Title: Sustainable well-being of humans and the rest of nature in dynamic landscapes (Download ppt 42mb)
Dr. Robert Costanza is University Professor of Sustainability and Director of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University. Dr. Costanza’s transdisciplinary research integrates the study of humans and the rest of nature to address research, policy and management issues at multiple time and space scales, from small watersheds to the global system. Previously he was the Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont, and prior to that he was a faculty member at Louisiana State University and the University of Maryland. He is a Senior Fellow at the National Council on Science and the Environment, Washington, DC. Dr. Costanza received his BA and MA degrees (Architecture) and his Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering Sciences) from the University of Florida. Dr. Costanza is co-founder and past-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics, and was chief editor of the society's journal, Ecological Economics until 2002. He is founding co-editor of Ecological Economics Reviews and is founding editor in chief of Solutions, a new hybrid academic/popular journal. Dr. Costanza is the author or co-author of over 400 scientific papers and 22 books. His article on “The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital”, published in Nature 387:253-260 (1997) is the second most highly cited article in ecology/environment. His awards include the Society for Conservation Biology Distinguished Achievement Award, the Kenneth Boulding Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Ecological Economics, and a Pew Scholarship in Conservation and the Environment.
Presentation Title: Sustainability in NOAA's Dynamic Landscape
Dr. Larry Robinson is the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Conservation and Management, and Deputy Administrator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “With a background in coastal resource management and the environmental sciences, as well as his personal familiarity with the [Gulf Coast] region’s ecosystems and communities, he will significantly further the federal government’s response to the spill’s effects,” said Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA Administrator. Dr. Robinson was previously the vice president for research and a professor in the Environmental Sciences Institute at Florida A&M University (FAMU), and director of the NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC) headquartered at FAMU, which consists of a broad, multi-institutional consortium of predominantly minority-serving institutions. Between 1984 and 1997, Dr. Robinson served as a research scientist and a group leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His work there included detection and assessment of special nuclear materials and application of nuclear methods in nonproliferation, environmental science, forensic science and the assessment of high purity materials. From 1997 to 2003, Dr. Robinson directed FAMU’s Environmental Sciences Institute where he led efforts to establish bachelor and doctoral degree programs. Dr. Robinson has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Memphis State University and a doctorate in nuclear chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis.