Willamette Institute for Biological Control, Inc.

Directors


George Forester

Mathematics, Reed College
BA Business, California State University Chico
graduate work in electron microscopy and economics.

Current interests: Sustainable, low impact economies; expanding and protecting biodiversity; intentional communities.

Relevant past and current activities: Senior sales/marketing and designer of scientific instruments; business consultant for high information content businesses; CEO high tech industry; developer of software for business applications.

zicon@easystreet.com
George Forester
16580 Maple Circle, Lake Oswego OR 97034
503-697-5447


Evelyn Lee

BS (general science) Oregon State University. 1968
MS (ecology) Central Washington University. 1978

Current interests: sustainable agriculture and forestry; appropriate technologies, expanding and protecting biodiversity; technical writing, and information design.

Relevant past and current activities: Field research in ecology, woodlot manager, organic gardening, technology project management.

evelee@peak.org


Jeffrey Clark Miller
Professor of Entomology, Department of Entomology
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2907

Academic Background
B.S. Entomology, University of California, Davis, 1973.
Ph.D. Entomology, University of California, Davis, 1977.
Major: insect ecology, biological control of insects.
Minor: plant ecology, population genetics.

Primary interests in insect ecology, insect systematics, and conservation of insect biodiversity. Past projects have dealt with the management of insect pests through manipulation of predators and parasitoids. Current research projects involve the assessment of nontarget effects resulting from large scale broadcast applications of Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki used in the pest management of the gypsy moth and the spruce budworm. Also, a three year project has just been completed concerning the measurement of insect species richness and abundance to assess the impact of clear cutting and thinning in Douglas-fir forests of western Oregon.


Jerry Rust

BS. Political Science. University of Oregon. 1965
Peace Corps Volunteer, India. 1965-1967 Agriculture
Commissioner, Lane County, Oregon 1977-1997

Author:
Yew, Jerry Rust and H. Hartzell. 1984.
Yew: A Renewable Resource for the Pacific Northwest. Jerry Rust. 1990

Professional interests: Sustainable agriculture and forestry; appropriate technologies; progressive government action; Consultant, Environmental Technologies.

Current interests: Sustainable, low impact economies; Columbia Slough Watershed Council representing North Portland Neighborhoods; expanding and protecting biodiversity.


Jeff Stone

Education:
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Professional interests: Sustainable agriculture and forestry; appropriate technologies; progressive government action; Consultant, Environmental Technologies.

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William C. Denison

Bill Denison (deceased) was a founding member of WIBC. He was a botanist with strong interests in mycology (fungi) and forest ecology. He earned a PhD in mycology at Cornell; taught botany at Swarthmore College for a decade; then moved to Oregon State University, where he taught mycology from 1966 to 1993. He is president of Northwest Mycological Consultants, Inc., a small company which provides technical support to commercial shiitake growers, and contracts with federal agencies and others to study the significance of fungi in forest ecosystems. He believes that one responsibility of a scientist is to educate the general public, even politicians, about scientific issues. He has published a diversity of semi-popular and technical articles, including: LIFE IN TALL TREES, (Scientific American, June 1973) and FUNGI OF ANCIENT FORESTS (in ANCIENT FORESTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, Elliott Norse ed., 1990, Island Press).


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