Biography: Earth Dr Reese Halter
Earth Dr Reese Halter is award-winning broadcaster and author of nine books, distinguished conservation biologist and sought after public speaker.
Dr Reese's love of Nature began as a child. A springtime tree-planting ritual with his father and brother became his passion, and he knew from the time he was a child that he wanted to be an Earth Doctor, He has PhD in subalpine Eucalyptus physiology from The University of Melbourne, Australia.
It became clear at a young age to Dr Reese that there was a tremendous lack of basic information on how trees and forests function. He believed that teams of interdisciplinary problem-solving scientists needed to work together to short-circuit ecological disasters, and identify and protect fragile ecosystems.
In the 1980s, Dr Reese Halter founded Global Forest Science a conservation institute. Global Forest Science has enjoyed a number of triumphs including; protection of the worlds largest ant colony in Japan; understanding dieback of the tallest trees on Earth -- California redwoods; saving New Zealand's multi-billion-dollar forestry and agriculture industries from the Australian painted apple moth; opening an international insect quarantine facility at Simon Fraser University; and protecting the threatened westslope cutthroat trout of British Columbia.
Through Global Forest Science, Dr Reese visits schools and encourages children around the globe to embrace conservation, Nature exploration, and ecology.
Dr Reese fervently believes that “all pollution and all waste are lost profit.” And that by following Nature’s flawless blueprint individuals, small businesses, colleges, corporations and governments can significantly reduce their operating costs, erase their footprints thereby becoming environmental champions.
Humans are exquisite problem solvers; in fact, Dr Reese believes that for every problem there are at least 3 solutions.