Tom Sisk

Tom Sisk is an environmental scientist focusing on landscape conservation and the application of ecology to complex land and natural resource management challenges. He works at the interface of science and public policy, while carrying out research in population biology and landscape ecology. He teaches conservation biology, environmental policy, and leadership courses, and he has designed and directed successful interdisciplinary courses and graduate degree programs in Environmental Sciences and Policy. His educational approach engages students in research, while linking their work to on-the-ground conservation efforts. While benefiting from diverse international research and policy experiences, including senior positions in government, non-profit, and academic sectors, Tom focuses his work on western North America, from the Sonoran desert to the Salish Sea. His management experience includes contested natural resource management challenges, creative land protection plans, development of interdisciplinary academic programs, and service on advisory and management boards for regional, national, and international organizations.