Blake Suttle is an ecologist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to joining UCSC, he served for five years on the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College London, where he held an endowed position within the Grantham Institute for Climate Change. He holds biology degrees from Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley, and has authored over 25 professional articles in the fields of community ecology, conservation science, and global change biology. He maintains an active research program within the UC Natural Reserve System, managing a long-running experiment at the Angelo Coast Range Reserve investigating ecological responses to environmental change.
Dina Roberts, a lecturer in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz, works across the fields of ornithology, wildlife and conservation biology. Prior to her appointment at UC Santa Cruz, Dina taught field-oriented courses and advised graduate students at The Evergreen State College. She also worked as an biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife managing recovery of state and federally listed vertebrate and invertebrate species. Her current research and teaching interests include applied research in aquatic and upland ecosystems, migratory bird ecology, and increasing diversity of scientists practicing ecological and conservation science. She holds a B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology from Humboldt State University, a M.S. in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia and completed a joint PhD program as an IGERT Fellow at the University of Idaho and CATIE in Costa Rica.