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North America Section Board of Directors

The North America Section of the Society for Conservation Biology has an international following of members that support conservation in North America. The board of directors is an elected body that facilitates the goals and activities of the Section.

Current Members

Shelley Alexander, University of Calgary

Tripp Burwell (Student Representative), Duke University 

Kristin Carden (Treasurer), COMPASS 

Carlos Carroll (President), Klamath Center for Conservation Research 

Kai Chan, University of British Columbia

Cheryl Chetkiewicz, Wildlife Conservation Society

Carlos Lopez Gonzalez, Queretaro University

Jessa Madosky  (President-elect), University of Tampa 

Karen Root (Seceretary), Bowling Green State University

Courtney Schultz, Colorado State University

Dave Theobald, Conservation Science Partners, Inc.


Future Members

If you are interested in being a member of the North American board of directors you must be a member of SCB and a member of the Section. Generally, four board members are elected annually. The call for nominations goes out in March or April and the election runs in April or May. Each year Section members receive an email about the open positions and the start of the election process. For more information about getting involved with this board, please contact a board member or email