Stuart  Allison Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Stuart Allison

Watson Bartlett Profess of Biology and Conservation
Knox College

I am the Watson Barlett Professor of Biology and Conservation at Knox College where I also serve as the director of the Green Oaks Field Study Center. I teach courses in introductory biology, principles of ecology, conservation biology, field botany, and research methods. I work in ecological restoration, especially of tallgrass prairies. I am also interested in how restorationists will have to adjust their restoration goals and plans as a result of increasingly rapid environmental change.


I first began working in ecological restoration in 1993.  Most of my field work has been working on the restoration of tallgrass prairies and oak savanna in the American Midwest.  I am also interested in the effects of environmental and climate change on planning for ecological restoration and human attitudes towards restoration.  Along with editing the Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration, I am the author of Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change:  Renewing Damaged Ecosystems and numerous articles on various aspects of restoration.  I am currently the secretary of the board of directors of Society for Ecological Restoration and have served on the board since 2009.  I have been a coordinating editor for the journal Restoration Ecology since 2005.  

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Ecological Restoration, Restoration Ecology, Plant Ecology, Conservation Biology.

Personal Interests

    Gardening, hiking, biking, my family, dogs.

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