Dr. Reese Halter
Dr Reese Halter is A distinguished Biologist, An award winning broadcaster, environmentalist & Author
Dr. Reese’s love of Nature began as a child. A springtime tree-planting ritual with his father became his passion. He knew from the time he was a child that he wanted to be an Earth Doctor and has university degrees in Physical Geography, Forest Resources and a PhD in eco-stress tree 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 founded Global Forest Science a conservation institute. Global Forest Science has enjoyed a number of triumphs; including the legislation from Ottawa to protect the threatened westslope cutthroat trout of British Columbia and Alberta; protection of the world’s largest ant colony in Japan; using trees and forests in British Columbia, Georgia, Manitoba and Wyoming as a barometer of rising global temperatures; opening an international insect quarantine facility at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia; saving New Zealand’s multi-billion-dollar forestry and agriculture industries from the Australian painted apple moth and understanding dieback ofthe tallest trees on Earth – California redwoods.
Through Global Forest Science, Dr. Reese visits schools and encourages children around the globe to embrace conservation, science exploration, and learning.