Mitchel McClaran (PhD ’86, UC Berkeley) is Professor of Range Management where he teaches and researches rangeland ecology and policy. He is a Fellow in the Bart Cardon Academy for Teaching Excellence, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Range Science and Education Council in 1999. He is also the Assistant Director of the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Agriculture and Life and Director for Research at the 21,500 ha UA Santa Rita Experimental. Range. He is also Chair of Program in Ecology, Management and Restoration of Rangelands, and Chair of the Graduate Program in Natural Resource Studies in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona. He has been a member of the University of Arizona faculty since 1986. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 scientific publications. More details are available at http://www.snr.arizona.edu/people/mcclaran.