Terrestrial ecology including forest, desert, and alpine ecosystems; complex systems dynamics; the interface of landscape and culture; and the relationship of scientific principles to sustainable human systems.
Tom Wessels is an ecologist and founding director of the master's degree program in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England. An ecology educator for more than thirty years, he is also an author of many successful and highly acclaimed books about ecology related subjects. The two best known books are Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England
and The Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future