Jonathan Lehrer

Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Horticulture and Design · Farmingdale State College

Professor Jonathan Lehrer is a native Long Islander whose passion for the natural world extends from early childhood.

Urban Horticulture Woody Plants Native Plants Indoor Horticulture Invasive Plant Issue

Wesley Longhofer

Associate Professor of Organization & Management; Executive Academic Director at The Roberto C. Goizueta Business & Society Institute · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Human Rights Philanthropy and Non-Profits Climate Change Social Enterprise Business and Society

David Wagner, Ph.D.

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior · University of Connecticut

Professor Wagner is an expert in caterpillars, butterflies, moths, insect conservation, global insect decline

Butterflies and Moths Caterpillars Entomology Invasive Species Impacts Insects

Dr Benz Kotzen

Associate Professor in Landscape Design · University of Greenwich

Dr Kotzen is a chartered landscape architect with more than 30 years’ experience as a consultant and a researcher.

Environmental Noise Green Roofs Plants Landscape Design Arid and Desert Landscapes

Angela Stuesse

Associate Professor · UNC-Chapel Hill

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Stuesse can discuss immigrant labor and food chain workers – especially in the U.S. meat industry.

Immigration Immigrant labor Labor The South Immigrant

Michael Thomashow

University Distinguished Professor · Michigan State University

Is an expert on the regulation of abiotic & biotic stress tolerance pathways in plants with an emphasis on plant freezing tolerance

Biochemistry Soil and Microbial Sciences Plant Biology Molecular Biology Plants

Jacqualine Grant

Associate Professor of Biology / Museum Curator · Southern Utah University

Conservation biologist whose work focuses on green infrastructure and organismal biology.

Genetics Wildlife Conservation Wildfire Restoration Wildfire Water Conservation

Randall Violett

Associate Professor of Agriculture · Southern Utah University

Dr. Violett specializes in natural resource and range management, livestock production, and secondary agriculture education.

Restoring and Reclaiming Disturbed Landscapes Ecology of Western Wildlands Southern Utah Plants Livestock Nutrient Management Career Development for Public Land Management

James Douglass, Ph.D.

Expert in coastal marine ecology · Florida Gulf Coast University

James Douglass studies the interactions among living organisms and the environment in coastal waters, including algae blooms.

Reefs Algae Oysters Water Pollution Marine Biology

Mark Longstroth

Small Fruit Extension Educator · Michigan State University

An expert in fruit production and pest management.

Blueberries Strawberries Fruit Production Pest management Raspberries

Randy Beaudry

Professor of Horticulture · Michigan State University

An expert in modified atmosphere packaging, controlled-atmosphere storage, non-destructive quality assessment, and flavor analysis.

Storing Apples Horticulture Harvesting Preserving

Elaine Dewar

Freelance Journalist · Dewar Productions Inc.

Elaine Dewar aspires to be a happy warrior for the public good.

Journalism Public Speaking Storytelling Marketing Strategy Entrepreneurship

Edward Harwood

CEO and Founder · Aero Farm Systems, LLC

Experienced speaker/panelist for farm to food issues especially using protected agriculture.

Aeroponics Led Lighting as It Relates to Plants

Samantha Chapman, PhD

Professor of Biology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Samantha Chapman, PhD is an Associate Professor with expertise in global change in coastal ecosystems and invasive plant species.

Carbon Storage and Sequestration Invasive Species Biodiversity Loss Climate change effects on coastal wetlands

Steven Biegalski

Professor, Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Steven Biegalski is an expert on nuclear analytical methods, research isotope production, and nuclear forensics.

Research Isotope Production Nuclear Reactors Nuclear Forensics US Nuclear Production Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Thomas Missimer, Ph.D., P.G.

Expert in hydrogeology and water quality · Florida Gulf Coast University

Thomas Missimer conducts research into groundwater, sedimentary geology, water resources management, and geochemistry.

Injection Wells Geology Desalination Groundwater Contamination Groundwater Hydrology

Edward Guinan, PhD

Professor of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Edward Guinan, PhD, an expert in astronomy and space science research explores the sun, stars, planets, extraterrestrial life potential.

Severe & Hazardous Weather / Global Warming Interstellar Travel Potential Pulsating Stars and Stellar Evolution Exoplanets and the Suitability of Exoplanets for Life Astrobiology/Exobiology

Patricia Thornley

Director of EBRI, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute · Aston University

Patricia Thornley works in assessing the environmental, economic and social imapcts of renewable energy technologies.

Chemistry Supergen Project Climate Change Bioenergy Environmental Sciences

Elizabeth Olson

Associate Professor of Anthropology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in medical and environmental anthropology, ethnobotany, and Indigenous medicinal plants

Rural Humanitarian Aid in Guatemala Traditional Healing Systems Sustainable Development Public Health Medicinal Plants

J. Adam Langley, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Adam Langley, PhD, focuses his research on how ecosystems respond to, and may determine the severity of, environmental change.

Biology Coastal Wetland Sustainability Carbon Cycling Global Change Ecology