Board member, IISD Experimental Lakes Area
Jeffrey Ross is Anishinaabe from the Northwest Angle #33 First Nation in Treaty #3 (Northwestern Ontario).
He is currently a National Science Foundation Fellow pursuing a PhD in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho. HIs research focuses on the economic impacts of global change on forest ecosystems and seeks to understand how biodiversity and supporting ecosystem services can contribute to mitigation and adaptation efforts in a social, cultural, and economic context.
Jeffrey was formerly the Program Manager in Forest Governance and Stewardship at the BC First Nations Forestry Council and the Director of the Territorial Planning Unit at Grand Council Treaty #3 in Kenora, Ontario. In these roles, he provided technical and expert advice to First Nations on a broad range of issues including forest economics, ecosystem-based management, modernized land use planning, resource revenue sharing, and forest tenure modernization. Jeffrey is a graduate of the University of Montana (BSc) and Yale University (MFS).