Jessica Brown, M.A. (Chair, 2016-2017) focuses on stewardship of biocultural landscapes, civic engagement in conservation, and governance of protected areas. Her concern with biocultural diversity grows out of this work, recognizing that the landscape is both source and expression of the biocultural diversity of life. Over the past two decades, she has worked with community-based
Susan Fassberg (At-large, 2016-2018), brings twenty-plus years of experience in marketing, business development and public relations to the Terralingua Board. Most recently she held the position of Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. The GGSC studies the psychology, sociology and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills for a
Christopher P. Dunn, Ph.D. (Secretary-Treasurer 2015-2017) is a botanist and conservation ecologist who has considerable research experience studying the relationships between people and place and human impacts on the landscape. As director of an arboretum in Hawai‘i, he has developed a keen interest in the intersection of biological and cultural conservation. He serves on the
George N. Appell, Ph.D. (Vice-Chair, 2016-2018) holds an A.B., M.B.A, and M.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Australian National University. Along with his wife, Laura, he has done fieldwork among the Dogrib First Nation of the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Bulusu’ of Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia, and the Rungus of Sabah, Malaysia.
Bob Weeden, Ph.D. (At-large, 2016-2018), a New Englander through boyhood, obtained a doctorate in zoology from the University of British Columbia in 1959. His thesis was about ptarmigan, and birds have been a lifelong passion. Bob then moved to Alaska, where he was research biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. After a