Director of Conservation Science: Eastern US
The Nature Conservancy 

Mark provides science leadership, ecological analysis, and landscape assessments for conservation efforts across twenty-two states in the Eastern United States.  He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of New Hampshire and has worked as an ecologist for over 30 years, 26 with The Conservancy. He has published widely on climate change resilience, large landscape conservation, biodiversity, and forest dynamics.  A co-author of the National Vegetation Classification, his current research interests focus on the intersection between ecological services, biodiversity, and geophysical properties.  He manages a team of six scientists specializing in landscape ecology, aquatic biology, marine spatial planning, and regional data management. In 2017, Mark received The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Achievement award. 



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