William M. Ciesla is the owner of Forest Health Management
International, a Fort Collins, Colorado-based international consulting
service specializing in forest insect and disease management
and remote sensing for vegetation assessment. He holds degrees
from the State University of New York, College of Environmental
Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY. Mr. Ciesla has held a variety
of positions in USDA Forest Service including Director of Forest
Pest Management in Forest Service Regions 1 and 6 and Director
of the Methods Application Group (presently, Forest Health Technology
Enterprise Team). From 1990 to 1995, he was Forest Protection
Officer, Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy. He is the author or
co-author of publications dealing with biology, management and
assessment of a variety of forest insects and diseases and had
provided technical assistance in forest health protection to
over 25 countries. He has worked with Arceuthobium oxycedri
in Pakistan in conjunction with forestry development projects
funded by FAO and The World Bank.
Brian W. Geils is Research Plant Pathologist with the
Rocky Mountain Research Station in Flagstaff, AZ. He attended
Utah State University and University of Idaho, and he has a Ph.D.
in botany and plant pathology from Colorado State University.
He has published on the biology and management of various mistletoes,
edited a monograph on the dwarf mistletoes, and curates the Forest
Pathology Herbarium at Fort Collins (FPF-FC). Current assignments
include describing the epidemiology and ecology of mistletoes
and improving methods for assessing their effects.
Robert P. Adams is the Director of the Pacific Center
for Molecular Biodiversity, Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI. He
attended the University of Texas at Austin (B.A., math; Ph. D.,
botany/biochemistry). He has been studying systematics and evolution
of Juniperus for the past 36 years and is preparing a
monograph of the genus. He is currently working on terpenes and
DNA fingerprinting and DNA sequencing for Juniperus, Cupressus,
and other Cupressaceae genera.
Contact: William Ciesla at email@example.com
regarding geography, juniper management, and forest health; Brian
Geils at firstname.lastname@example.org
for information on mistletoes and forest pathology; and Robert
Adams at email@example.com
regarding juniper taxonomy.