Director, Conservation and Science Program, Packard Foundation
Dr. Walter Reid is Director of the Conservation and Science Program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Previously, during 2005-2006, he was a Professor with the Woods Institute at Stanford University. Dr. Reid was responsible for the creation of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, which he directed from 1998 to 2005. From 1992 to 1998, Dr. Reid was Vice President of the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C. From 1988 to 1992 he was a Senior Associate at WRI.
He is a member (and past Chair) of the Board of the Climate and Land Use Alliance, a member of the governing committee of the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Research Council, and a member of the Board of Editors of Ecosystems and PLOS-Biology. He previously was: a member of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services working group of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and a member of the Board of “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity” project.
Dr. Reid earned his Ph.D. in Zoology (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) from the University of Washington in 1987 and his B.A. in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978.