Dr.Coulson Dr. Robert N. Coulson is a Professor in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. He earned the BS degree in biology from Furman University and MS and PhD degrees in entomology from the University of Georgia. He teaches courses in landscape ecology, insect ecology, and forest protection. Dr. Coulsonís research has been transdisciplinary in approach and directed to investigations of the activities and impacts of insects and other taxa in forest, prairie, savanna, agricultural, and urban landscapes. The research addresses issues of significance to ecological science as well as landscape-use management. He co-founded the Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (KEL) <http://kelab.tamu.edu/> to facilitate research and development of computer applications for planning, problem-solving, and decisionmaking in environmental science and management. He is a member of the Entomological Society of America, International Association for Landscape Ecology, and the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations. He is a regular contributor to the scientific agenda of these societies.

Dr.TchakerianDr. Maria D. Tchakerian is an Associate Research Scientist in the Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (KEL) in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. She earned the BS degree in Biochemistry and MS degree in Conservation and Ecology from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Campus Guaymas, Mexico). She obtained the PhD degree in Geography from Texas A&M University. Dr. Tchakerian has taught Landscape Ecology with Dr. Coulson for the last 10 years.