Human Ecology Review: Volume 23, Number 2

Contributors to this issue

Richard J. Borden holds the Rachel Carson Chair in Human Ecology at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he also served as academic dean for two decades. He is a past president and former executive director of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE). He has authored or co-authored numerous articles, essays, and books. His most recent book, Ecology and Experience: Reflections from a Human Ecological Perspective, received SHE’s 2014 Gerald. L. Young Book Award for scholarly work in the field of human ecology.

Liesel Carlsson is a Canadian dietitian and lecturer in the School of Nutrition and Dietetics at Acadia University. She holds a Master’s of Science in Applied Human Nutrition and is a doctoral candidate at Blekinge Tekniska Högskola in Strategic Sustainable Development. She is co-chair of the Sustainable Food Systems Leadership Team of Dietitians of Canada, and through this works to strengthen the position of dietitians in the sustainable food dialogue.

Gene Cittadino is a historian of science whose research interests focus on the life sciences, particularly the science of ecology, and in the interface between history of science and environmental history and environmental policy. He teaches a variety of courses in the history of science and medicine, as well as environmental history, in New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Alan P. Covich is a professor of ecology in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. Covich is a past president of the International Association of Ecology, the Ecological Society of America, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and the North American Benthological Society. He received the Icko Iben Award for Excellence by the American Water Resources Association, the Distinguished Service Award by the Ecological Society of America, and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Ecological Society of America. His research focuses on freshwater ecosystem services and food webs.

Robert Dyball lectures in and convenes the Human Ecology program at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University (ANU). He is also Visiting Professor at the College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines, Los Baños. He is President of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE) and the chair of the Human Ecology Section of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). He is the editor of SHE’s journal Human Ecology Review. With Barry Newell, he is the author of Understanding Human Ecology: A Systems Approach to Sustainability.

Mark Hamilton Lytle has recently retired and is now Lyford and Helen Edwards Professor of Historical Studies and Environmental and Urban Studies Emeritus at Bard College. He recently appeared in an A&E–WGBH documentary on Rachel Carson. His current project focuses on the ecological consequences of the post–World War II consumer-driven economy. 

Carol L. Moberg is the biographer of René Dubos. She has a PhD in comparative literature from Columbia University, is on the faculty of The Rockefeller University, and worked with René Dubos for 15 years on his human ecology publications. Her publications include articles in Scientific American, Science, Journal of Experimental Medicine, and Perspectives in Biology and Medicine and the books Launching the Antibiotic Era: Personal Accounts of the Discovery and Use of the First Antibiotics and Entering an Unseen World: A Founding Laboratory and Origins of Modern Cell Biology 1910–1974.

John Schooneveldt is a researcher with a special interest in the evolution of meaning. Born in the Netherlands, he trained as a teacher in Papua New Guinea and as a psychologist at The Australian National University. He worked for the Australian Government in Defence manufacturing, migrant settlement, and international social security. He holds a Master’s degree in linguistics and a PhD in human ecology. He lives on a small farm, which he is managing on regenerative (cyclical) principles.

Frederick Steiner is the author or editor of 18 books on planning and design. He currently serves as Dean and Paley Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, having served for 15 years as Dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. Steiner taught at Arizona State University, Washington State University, the University of Colorado at Denver, and Tsinghua University, Beijing.

William Throop is Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies and Director of the Environmental Studies program at Green Mountain College. He was provost at Green Mountain for 12 years. His articles engage issues in the philosophy of science, epistemology, environmental ethics, and sustainability education. He is currently working on a book project entitled Flourishing amid the Age of Climate Change: Finding the Heart of Sustainability.