Contributor Bios

Phyllis N. Windle

Phyllis Windle is a highly respected authority on invasive species. She holds a Ph.D. In plant and insect ecology. She directed the Office of Technology Assessment's 1993 report "Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States." It was partly her influence that led to President Clinton's 1999 executive order on invasive species and formation of the federal National Invasive Species Council. She works with the Union of Concerned Scientists, has run her own consulting firm, and was a Senior Associate at the congressional Office of Technology Assessment. She was the first science and diplomacy fellow at the U.S. Department of State and one of two National Research Council international fellows, working with the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment.