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Three Sisters, High Cascades, Oregon
I spent over 25 years as a research scientist in natural history and ecology
in forest, shrub steppe, subarctic, desert, coastal, and agricultural settings.
Trained primarily as a vertebrate zoologist, I was a research mammalogist
in Nubia, Egypt, (1963-1964) with the Yale University Peabody Museum Prehistoric
Expedition and a research mammalogist in Nepal (1966-1967), where I participated
in a study of tick-borne diseases for the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit #3 based in Cairo, Egypt. I conducted a three-year (1970-1973) ecological survey of the Oregon Coast for the University of Puget Sound,Tacoma, Washington. I was a research ecologist with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management for thirteen years (1974-1987)—the first five studying rangelands in southeastern Oregon and the last eight studying old-growth forests in western Oregon. I also spent a year as a landscape ecologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1990-1991).
Today I am an independent author as well as an international lecturer,
facilitator in resolving environmental conflicts, vision statements, and
sustainable community development. I am also an international consultant
in forest ecology and sustainable forestry practices.
I have written over 290 publications, including the following books:
•The Redesigned Forest. 1988.
•Fleas of the Pacific Northwest. 1988. (Junior author with Robert E. Lewis and J.H. Lewis)
•Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest. 1989.
•Global Imperative: Harmonizing Culture and Nature. 1992.
•Sustainable Forestry: Philosophy, Science, and Economics. 1994.
•From the Forest to the Sea: The Ecology of Wood in Streams, Rivers, Estuaries, and Oceans. 1994. (Senior author with James R. Sedell)
•Resolving Environmental Conflict: Toward Sustainable Community Development. 1996.
•Sustainable Community Development: Principles and Concepts. 1997.
•Setting the Stage for Sustainability: A Citizen's Handbook. 1998. (Senior author with Russ Beaton and Kevin Smith)
•Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Development. 1998.
•Mammals of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coast to the High Cascades. 1998.
•Ecological Diversity in Sustainable Development: The Vital and Forgotten Dimension. 1999.
•Reuniting Economy and Ecology in Sustainable Development 1999. (Junior author with Russ Beaton)
•Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development 2000. (Junior author with Jane Silberstein)
•Forest Certification in Sustainable Development: Healing the Landscape 2000. (Senior author with Walter Smith)
•Of Paradoxes and Metaphors: Understanding Some of Life's Lessons. 2003.
•The Perpetual Consequences of Fear and Violence: Rethinking the Future. 2004.
•Evaluating Sustainable Development: Giving People a Voice in Their Destiny 2004. (Junior author with Okechukwu Ukaga)
•Of Ditches And Ponds: A Journey Through The Metaphors Of Childhood And Maturity. 2004.
•The World is in My Garden: A Journey of Consciousness. 2005. (Senior author with Zane Maser)
•Our Forest Legacy: Today's Decisions, Tomorrow's Consequences. 2005.
•Teaching Kids to Change The World: Lessons to Inspire Social Responsibility for Grades 6-12. 2008. (Junior author with Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner).
•Trees, Truffles, and Beasts: How Forests Function. 2008. (Senior author with Andrew W. Claridge and James M. Trappe)
•Earth In Our Care: Ecology, Economy, and Sustainability. 2009.
•Social-Environmental Planning: The Design Interface Between Everyforest and Everycity. 2009.
•Sustainable Development: Principles, Frameworks, And Case Studies. 2010. (Second editor and contributing author with Okechukwu Ukaga and Michael Reichenbach.)
•Resolving Environmental Conflicts. Second Edition. 2011. (Senior author with Carol Pollio.)
•Economics and Ecology: United for a Sustainable World. 2012. (Junior author with Russ Beaton.)
•Decision Making For A Sustainable Environment: A Systemic Approach. 2013. (Senior author, with a chapter by Jessica K. La Porte.)
•Life, the Wonder of It All. 2013. (Senior author with Reese Halter.)
•Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, Second Edition. 2014. (Junior author with Jane Silberstein.)
•Interactions of Land, Ocean and Humans: A Global Perspective. 2014.
•The Natural History of a Mountain Meadow and Its Cirque. 2015.
• Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction. 2017. (Junior author with Cameron La Follette.)
• Resolving Environmental Conflicts: Principles and Concepts. Third Edition. 2019. (Senior author with Lynette de Silva.)
•The Marys River of My Youth: The Natural History of Its Seen and Unseen Life. 2019.
• Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: In Practice. 2019. (Cameron La Follette and Chris Maser, Editors.) This book has been selected for
the 2021 "Choice Outstanding Award."
•Resolving Water Conflicts Workbook. 2021. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 304 pp. (Lynette de Silva and Chris Maser, Authors and Editors.)
I HAVE LIVED, WORKED, CONSULTED, AND/OR LECTURED IN: Austria • Canada • Chile • Egypt • France • Germany • Japan • Malaysia • Mexico • Nepal • Slovakia • South Africa • Switzerland • and various settings in the United States
British Columbia, Canada
Cascade Mountains, Oregon, USA
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