StaffThe Director of CBES is Virginia Dale, a leading landscape ecologist. Her research interests include ecological modeling, forest dynamics, forest responses to climate change and catastrophic disruptions, decision analysis, and science-based support for environmental decision making. She is editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Management. As Director of the Center, she defines its scientific direction, marshals the forces of researchers from disparate disciplines to address the sustainability of biofuel production, guides the development of the tools and resources needed to research sustainability issues, and presents the knowledge gained from that research to the science and policy communities.
The Communications Specialist Fred O'Hara, a technical writer and editor, who for many decades has served national and international government agencies dealing with energy and the environment. He serves on the staffs of six federal advisory committees. He helps compile, interpret, and express the research findings of the Center's associates.
Jennifer Smith, Administrative Assistant: organizes and manages CBES forums and website. She assists the Director with organizing travel and keeps track of monthly CBES statistics and activities.