Olusegun Areola is a professor of geography and head of the GIS lab at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His publications include Conservation in Af- rica: Policies, Peoples and Practices and Comparative Environmental Issues and Policies in Nigeria.
Peter Calvert is a professor of comparative and international politics at the University of Southampton, England. His research interests are international relations of the Western Hemisphere with a particular emphasis on environ- mental issues. His publications include Latin America in the Twentieth Cen- tury (1993), An Introduction to Comparative Politics (1993), The International Politics of Latin America (1994), and Politics and Society in the Third World (1996).
Michael E. Emch is an assistant professor of geographic information sys- tems in the Department of Geography at the University of Northern Iowa. He specializes in remote sensing applications in environment and natural re- sources, and has served as GIS Consultant (IFFD, USAID) to the Bangladesh government.
Thomas Fogarty is an associate professor of geography and public policy at the University of Northern Iowa. He currently serves on the board of Iowa's Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. His research interests are conflict resolution and nation building.