Tom Sisk is an environmental scientist focusing on landscape conservation and complex land and natural resource management challenges. He works at the interface of science and public policy, while carrying out research in applied ecology.
His studies of edge effects and connectivity inform work on cross-border conservation, while a commitment to participatory analysis inspires collaborative approaches to ecological restoration, monitoring, and management. Drawing on international research and policy experience, 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 professional accomplishments include the design of innovative land protection plans, facilitation of contested natural resource management challenges, development of interdisciplinary educational programs, and service on advisory and management boards for regional, national, and international organizations.