David Johns is Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Portland State University, Portland OR. He specializes in place-based ecosystem conservation on a continental scale and in assuring the accountability and financial health of small nonprofits. In addition to teaching law and political science, he serves as Treasurer of the Society for Conservation Biology; co-founded and remains a Board Member of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative; and co-founded and was the first executive director of The Wildlands Project. David has published and spoken widely on the relationship of politics, science and advocacy, and brings crucial insights on ecosystem-based management and nonprofit management. In April 2009 his book A New Conservation Politics: Power, Organization Building and Effectiveness was published.