Scientists Helping Communities

September 09, 2014

Dear friends,

ELAW is helping lawyers around the world protect communities and the environment, and they need help from scientists. Heidi Weiskel, a marine ecologist and ELAW Staff Scientist since 2012, says:

"Scientists help communities understand how a development impacts the local ecology and help lawyers articulate these impacts in court."

CIAM & Glenn Miller

Scientist in Action: Glenn Miller (center) and ELAW partners
Aresio Valiente (left) and Tania Arosemena (right) in Panama,
July 2014

Heidi was joined by ELAW board member Glenn Miller and ELAW partner Fernando Ochoa at the Ecological Society of America's Annual Meeting, to help ecologists learn how they can use their expertise outside traditional academic research.

Glenn is a professor and mining expert at the University of Nevada at Reno. Fernando is an attorney and founder of Environmental Defense Northwest.

"Introducing the work of ELAW to ESA builds bridges between these experts and the communities that need scientific analysis," says Heidi.

Heidi and ELAW Staff Scientists Mark Chernaik and Meche Lu work with Glenn and several other pro bono scientists who share their expertise with hundreds of ELAW partners around the world.

Many thanks to Glenn and all of ELAW's pro bono scientists who help bring scientific truth to environmental challenges.


Michele Kuhnle
Donor Liaison

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