||Jonathan B. Haufler, Ph.D., Executive Director; President-elect, The Wildlife Society
Jon Haufler is a co-founder of the Ecosystem Management Research Institute. His background in ecosystem ecology and management is diverse; ranging from practical applications, to policy discussions, to theoretical evaluations. His experience includes over 13 years on the faculty of Michigan State University where he developed and taught courses in wildlife ecology and ecosystem-based management. There he had an active graduate research program, with many projects addressing aspects of the application of ecosystem management. He later directed Boise Cascade Corporation's program for wildlife and ecology. In this capacity, he developed and implemented three large ecosystem management efforts in Washington, Idaho and Minnesota. These projects applied a process for ecosystem management on landscapes of two to six million acres in extent. Jon has served as Executive Director of EMRI since July, 2000 and has been involved in the diverse range of projects that EMRI has conducted. He has an extensive background in wildlife management, forest ecology, and range ecology. His education includes a B.S. in wildlife management from the University of New Hampshire, M.S. in wildlife management from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from Colorado State University. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and is very active in The Wildlife Society. Locally, Jon also contributes in a volunteer capacity to hisprofessional society and other non-profit organizations. He is currently on The Wildlife Socitey Executive Committee as President-elect and also serves on the Clearwater Resource Council and the Seeley Lake Fuels Mitigation Task Force.
Carolyn A. Mehl, M.S., Ecosystem/Wildlife Ecologist
Carolyn Mehl is a co-founder of the Ecosystem Management Research Institute. Carolyn is a senior wildlife and ecosystem ecologist with considerable expertise in landscape assessment and conservation planning to support biodiversity objectives at the landscape scale. She is particularly skilled at developing vegetation classification systems that describe the full range of native ecosystem diversity based on historical disturbance regimes. Carolyn also has considerable experience with describing and quantifying vegetation characteristics and running spatially explicit vegetation dynamics models to quantify historical range of variablity. She has over 20 years of experience in resource management and planning. Carolyn obtained her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Michigan State University and her employment background is diverse, having worked in four different regions of the United States and Canada. Previous employers include Boise Cascade Corporation in Idaho, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and US Environmental Protection Agency in Illinois, Golder Associates in Alberta, Canada, and the US Army Corps of Engineers in Mississippi. In her position with Boise Cascade Corporation, Carolyn was project ecologist for the Idaho Ecosystem Management Project. Carolyn also serves as a volunteer for several other local non-profits including the Seeley Lake Community Foundation and the Clearwater Resource Council.
Scott Yeats, Wildlife/GIS Analyst
Scott Yeats holds a B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana. Scott's diverse field experience includes wildlife related work in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. At EMRI, Scott is responsible for GIS operations using ESRI and Manifold software and is the technical coordinator for field operations. He also has expertise in wildlife habitat modeling, especially in habitat-based species viability methodologies. Scott is currently pursuing a M.S. in Geographic Information Science from Northwest Missouri State University.