Professor Peter Reich is the Chief Scientist of the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment where he serves in a scientific advisory and mentoring role. At the University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources, he is the F.B, Hubachek Sr. Chair and Regents Professor. He studies the effects of climate change, carbon dioxide, land use, fire and biotic invasion on the biodiversity, structure and function of forest and grassland ecosystems.
Professor Ian Anderson is the Director of the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment. His research interests centre on the molecular ecology of soil microorganisms, particularly soil fungi, including those that form symbiotic mycorrhizal associations with the roots of plants.