Aïda Farag is Station Leader of the U.S. Geological Survey – CERC Jackson Field Research Station. She works with management agencies, states, universities and the private sector to ensure that sound scientific knowledge is available for critical decisions about natural resources. Aida received a B.S. from Indiana University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming where she was awarded a Department of Energy Traineeship/fellowship. Her research defines the health of aquatic resources impacted by anthropogenic disturbances. She served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Ecological Restoration from 2013-2015, and has served on the Editorial Board for Restoration Ecology since 2007. She is based in Jackson, Wyoming.