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Brian Czech,   Brian Czech has a B.S. in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.S. in wildlife science from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in renewable natural resources from the University of Arizona. He is a conservation biologist in the national office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where his primary duty is developing policies, goals and objectives for the National Wildlife Refuge System. He has led an effort to get professional natural resources societies to adopt positions explicating the conflict between economic growth and natural resources conservation and has had some success in getting the U.S. government to acknowledge a conflict between economic growth and biodiversity conservation. Czech’s publications have appeared in numerous scientific and professional journals, and he is the author of Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train; Errant Economists, Shameful Spenders, and a Plan to Stop Them All. He and Paul R. Krausman are co-authors of The Endangered Species Act: History, Conservation Biology, and Public Policy. He is the founding chairman of The Wildlife Society’s Working Group for the Steady State Economy, serves on the executive board of the Society for Conservation Biology, North American Section, and is a member of the Policy Committee of the United States Society for Ecological Economics. Czech has also established the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy.

David Batker,   David Batker directs the APEX Center for Applied Ecological Economics. He completed his graduate training in economics under Herman Daly, one of the world's foremost ecological economists. David has taught in the Training Department of the World Bank, and has worked for Greenpeace International, specializing in trade and international finance. David also worked for two years with the Rural Reconstruction Movement, a Philippine non-profit group dedicated to ecologically sound, community-based development.   

Herman E.Daly,   Dr. Herman E. Daly is currently Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Public Affairs. From 1988 to 1994 he was Senior Economist in the Environment Department of the World Bank. Prior to 1988 he was Alumni Professor of Economics at Louisiana State University, where he taught economics for twenty years. He holds a B.A. from Rice University and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He has served as Ford Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Ceará (Brazil), as a Research Associate at Yale University, as a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, and as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Brazil. He has served on the boards of directors of numerous environmental organizations, and is co-founder and associate editor of the journal Ecological Economics. His interest in economic development, population, resources, and environment has resulted in over a hundred articles in professional journals and anthologies, as well as numerous books, including Toward a Steady-State Economy (1973); Steady-State Economics (1977; 1991); Valuing the Earth (1993); Beyond Growth (1996) ; and Ecological Economics and the Ecology of Economics (1999). He is co-author with theologian John B. Cobb, Jr. of For the Common Good (1989;1994) which received the 1991 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas for Improving World Order. In 1996 he received Sweden's Honorary Right Livelihood Award, and the Heineken Prize for Environmental Science awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1999 he was awarded the Sophie Prize (Norway) for contributions in the area of Environment and Development.  

Josh Farley,   Dr. Joshua Farley received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Grinnell College in 1985, his Master in International Affairs and a Certificate in Latin American and Iberian Studies from Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs in 1990, and his Ph.D. in Agricultural, Resource and Managerial Economics from Cornell University in 1999. From 1996-1999, Joshua taught ecological economics at the School for Field Studies, Centre for Rainforest Studies (CRS), serving as program director for his final year. While at CRS, he conducted field research in collaboration with community stakeholders and students applying ecological economics to local environmental problems. Specific projects focused on the valuation of ecosystem services from riparian forests for local dairy farmers, regional communities and international society; cultural values and ethnoecology; and local, regional and global values of various approaches to forestry. He joined the Institute as Executive Director in September, 1999. Joshua's major research interests include mechanisms for allocating resources under local control and national sovereignty that generate global public goods, developing transdisciplinary case study approaches to environmental problem solving as an educational tool, ecological restoration of rainforest ecosystems, economic globalization, ecosystem valuation, watershed management, and international development.

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