About the Author
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont. After receiving his PhD in limnology at Michigan State University, Professor McIntosh taught at Purdue University and Rutgers University before joining the Rubenstein School at the University of Vermont. He chaired the Environmental Sciences major in the Rubenstein School from 1995 until 2013 and taught a number of environmental courses, including the introductory environmental science course each semester during that period. His research interests focused on the fate and effects of toxic contaminants in freshwater ecosystems. He has authored a number of scholarly publications in his area of expertise. Professor Pontius is a research ecologist with the US Forest Service Northern Research Station and a Research Assistant Professor of remote sensing and statistics at the University of Vermont. In addition to examining the role of climate in forest ecosystem structure and function, Dr. Pontius is the Director of the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative, a network of over 150 environmental professionals dedicated to the sustainable management of Vermont's forest ecosystems. Her focus is on bridging the gap between science and management through novel tools and techniques such as geospatial analysis, structured decision frameworks, and statistical models.