Richard L. Wallace is a senior staff member of the Ecological Society of America, where he is editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, one of the world’s top-ranked ecology and environmental science journals. Prior to joining the ESA, he spent nearly 20 years as professor of environmental studies at Ursinus College, where he was founding chair of the environmental studies department and helped to create the college’s programs in food studies, marine science, and sustainability, and its agroecological field research station. Before Ursinus he was co-coordinator of the environmental studies program at Eckerd College. Earlier in his career, Wallace spent nearly 10 years assessing federal programs for marine mammals and their habitats, first as a staff member of the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission and later as an independent consultant to the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Wallace is an avid birder and hiker. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, he and his family now split their time between Pennsylvania and the mountains of western Virginia.