A scientist, consultant, and prolific writer focusing on a wide range of sustainability issues, Chris Maser has authored or coauthored more than 30 books and 250 articles.
His career spans thirty years as a research ecologist in forest, shrub steppe, subarctic, desert, coastal, and agricultural settings. He was a member of Yale’s Peabody Museum Prehistoric Expedition to Egypt, conducted a three-year coastal survey for the University of Puget Sound, and carried out an eight-year study of old-growth forests with the U.S. Department of the Interior.
His books lay the foundation for many of his speaking topics. They include Economics and Ecology: United for a Sustainable World, Resolving Environmental Conflict, andTeaching Kids to Change the World.
Several of Maser’s books cover aspects of sustainable development, including land-use planning, giving people a voice in land-use decisions, preserving ecological diversity, and sustainable forest certification in the development process.
Other books which showcase the breadth of his expertise include The Perpetual Consequences of Fear and Violence: Rethinking the Future and Earth in Our Care.
He has given more than 100 talks throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Speaking topics include sustainable forestry, sustainable community development, environmental economics, citizen involvement in land use decisions, resolving environmental conflicts, protecting endangered species and wildlife habitat, environmental education, and the consequences of violence.
Videos of three presentations, speaking testimonials, information about his books, and two book excerpts are available here. For more information, or to discuss Chris Maser as a possible speaker, please call 408-865-0888, or send us an email message here.
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