DoD Biodiversity Conservation Handbook
Chapters:Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11IntroductionCase StudiesAcknowledgements
About the Editors

Nancy Benton is a project manager with NatureServe who has managed biodiversity information projects with partners such as the forest sector, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Department of Defense. She is trained as a conservation biologist and previously worked as a botanist for NatureServe focusing on conservation of rare plant species and management of invasive species.

J. Douglas Ripley is an environmental consultant who retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2004 after 35 years of service. He has served as natural and cultural resources manager for the Department of the Air Force, and was the dod project manager for the original 1996 dod Biodiversity Handbook. He taught biology for ten years at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Fred Powledge is a freelance writer who specializes in biodiversity and related environmental subjects. He is the author of 17 books and scores of articles in publications as diverse as The New Yorker, Esquire, New York, BioScience, and Audubon. He is the consulting science writer for the Bay and Paul Foundations' Biodiversity Leadership Awards.




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