Paul J Barrett received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Bates College, Masters of Science in Zoology from Arizona State University, and Doctor of Philosophy in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from the University of Arizona. He worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 27 years. His work with the Fish and Wildlife Service focused on endangered species but he also worked on wildlife diseases and natural resources damage assessments.
Paul was the Southwest Regional Structured Decision Making Coordinator and taught Structured Decision Making at the National Conservation Training Center. He was also the Regional Climate Change Coordinator and served on the Fish and Wildlife Service's National Climate Team. He was sought out to lead decision efforts regionally and nationally. He has also served as an officer for public hearings.
Paul currently lives in Albuquerque with his wife Sherry and two dogs. When not leading decision analyses he enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, biking, skiing, and scuba diving. He also holds a sandan (3rd degree black belt) in the Japanese martial art of Aikido.
Jennie has been broadly engaged in the field of climate change adaptation for over a decade. She helps organizations integrate climate change into their work through direct engagement and targeted research, and develops and leads adaptation-related workshops and trainings for diverse audiences. Her areas of expertise include decision making under uncertainty, climate change vulnerability assessment, and adapting conservation, planning, and resource management for a changing climate. She recently contributed to an award-winning vulnerability assessment guidebook and associated training course, and is author or co-author of several books and reports, including Climate Savvy: Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World. She has a PhD in marine ecology, but when environmental problems seem daunting she calls on her undergraduate degree in geology for a long-term perspective that keeps her chipper.