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Dominick DellaSala

DominickDellaSalaPhD, President and Chief Scientist

Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala is President and Chief Scientist of the Geos Institute in Ashland, Oregon and was President of the Society for Conservation Biology, North America Section from 2008-2014. View his CV.

Dominick is an internationally renowned author of over 200 technical papers on forest and fire ecology, conservation biology, endangered species management, and landscape ecology. Dominick has given plenary and keynote talks ranging from academic conferences to the United Nations Earth Summit. He has appeared in National Geographic, Science Digest, Science Magazine, Scientific American, Time Magazine, Audubon Magazine, National Wildlife Magazine, High Country News, Terrain Magazine, NY Times, LA Times, USA Today, Jim Lehrer News Hour, CNN, MSNBC, “Living on Earth (NPR),” several PBS documentaries and even Fox News! His book “Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World: Ecology and Conservation” received an academic excellence award in 2012 from Choice magazine, one of the nation's premier book review journals. His recent book– The Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Fires: Nature’s Phoenix - presents groundbreaking science on the ecological importance of large fires.

Dominick co-founded the Geos Institute in July 2006 and he currently maintains a provocative conservation science blog and wildfire blog. He is motivated by his work to leave a living planet for his daughter and all those that follow.