Chris Fastie, Ph.D.

Ecology, Pesticides, Water Quality

Chris Fastie, Ph.D., is an ecologist with research contributions in forest succession, wildfire, insect disturbance, and treeline response to climate change. He is based in Vermont but his scientific investigations during the last 30 years have been almost exclusively in Alaska. Recently, Chris has been involved in advocacy in Vermont related to pesticide use, water quality, and endangered species. He also designs, manufactures, and sells gear for kite aerial photography. Chris is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University (BA), University of Vermont (MS), and University of Alaska Fairbanks (PhD).