Rebecca Bliege Bird is an ecological anthropologist and behavioral ecologist with research interests in the socioecology of production, the gender division of labor in hunting and gathering, cooperation and collective action, costly signaling, indigenous conservation/land management, and fire ecology. She is particularly interested in how individuals solve the collective action problems inherent in common property land tenure regimes. Her geographic areas of interest are Australia, Torres Strait, Oceania, the Great Basin, and California.
Lisa Curran is an ecological anthropologist who studies natural resource extraction by transnational firms and the political ecology of land use primarily in Indonesia and Brazil.
Bill Durham is an ecological anthropologist with research interests in conservation and community development, resource management and traditional ecological knowledge, and the interactions of genetic and cultural change in human populations. A MacArthur Prize recipient, Dr. Durham is Bing Professor in Human Biology and the Stanford Director of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST). As Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute, Durham is also Co-Director of the Osa & Golfito Initiative that is working to achieve greater well being – of human populations and of the natural environment – in the Osa and Golfito Cantons of Costa Rica.
James Holland Jones is a biological anthropologist with research interests in biodemography, life-history theory and the ecology of infectious disease. Dr Jones uses formal demography, statistics, mathematical epidemiology, and quantitative genetics to answer questions about human ecology, population dynamics, the structure of populations, ecological epidemiology, and the evolution of the human life cycle. Dr. Jones is a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and a Director at Methods of Analysis Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS).
Richard Klein is a paleoanthropologist and zooarchaeologist and the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Anthropology and Biology. He has done fieldwork in Spain and especially in South Africa, where he has excavated ancient sites and analyzed the excavated materials since 1969.