Authors and Contributors

John Schoen - Essayist

John Schoen

John Schoen grew up on an island off the Washington coast and received his Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of Washington. John has been involved in wildlife conservation in Alaska since 1976 and currently serves as the senior scientist for Audubon Alaska in Anchorage. Prior to working for Audubon, he worked for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game for twenty years, including twelve years as a research biologist in Juneau, where he studied the ecology of brown bear, black-tailed deer, and mountain goats in the Tongass National Forest. Dr. Schoen also serves as an affiliate professor of wildlife biology at the University of Alaska–Fairbanks and has published more than fifty scientific and popular articles on wildlife conservation issues in Alaska. For the last three years he has collaborated with The Nature Conservancy, conducting a conservation assessment of southeastern Alaska and developing a conservation strategy for the Tongass National Forest.

John Schoen is an essayist for Salmon in the Trees: Life in the Tongass Rainforest.