Brian Czech

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Biographical Information

"Brian Czech has a Ph.D. in renewable natural resources studies from the University of Arizona with a minor in political science. The founding President of CASSE, Brian is also a Visiting Professor at Virginia Tech, where he teaches ecological economics in the National Capitol Region. A prolific author in a variety of venues, his scientific articles have appeared in dozens of peer-reviewed journals, dealing primarily with ecological and economic sustainability issues. His books include Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train, which calls for an end to uneconomic growth, and The Endangered Species Act: History, Conservation Biology, and Public Policy. A third book, Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads, is scheduled for publication in 2012. Brian is a regular contributor to The Daly News, a blog devoted to advancing the steady state economy as a policy goal with widespread public support. Brian is also a Conservation Biologist in the national office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where he received a 2010 Star Award for outstanding performance. He has played a leading role in engaging the environmental sciences and natural resources professions in ecological economics and macroeconomic policy dialog."[1]

He and Paul R. Krausman are co-authors of The Endangered Species Act: History, Conservation Biology, and Public Policy. He is the founding chairman of The Wildlife Society’s Working Group for the Steady State Economy.

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  1. Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy Executive Board, organizational web page, accessed April 19, 2012.
  2. Sustainable Scale Project Advisory Panel, organizational web page, accessed January 11, 2013.