Charles C. Chester teaches on global environmental politics at Brandeis University and the Fletcher’s Global Masters of Arts Program. He is a co-editor of Climate and Conservation: Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning and Action (Island Press 2012) and author of Conservation Across Borders: Biodiversity in an Interdependent World (Island Press 2006). The latter book originated in his 2003 Fletcher Ph.D. dissertation, focusing on case studies of transborder conservation in North America, including the Sonoran Desert. Chester has consulted for the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, and other environmental organizations. He is currently Co-Chair of the Board of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and has served on the boards of Bat Conservation International and Root Capital.
Biodiversity over the Edge: Conservation Organizations and the Protection of Transboundary Ecosystems in North America
Conservation & Climate Change: Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning and Action. 2012. Island Press. Edited volume with Jodi Hilty and Molly Cross.
Articles & chapters
Conservation Across Borders: Biodiversity in an Interdependent World. 2006. Island Press.
- “Mountain gloom and glory revisited: A survey of conservation, connectivity, and climate change in mountain regions.” In review, Journal of Mountain Ecology. With Jodi Hilty & Lawrence Hamilton.
- “Under the Penumbra of Waterton-Glacier: 75 Years of Failure to Establish a U.S.-Mexico International Peace Park.” 2013. In Peace, Parks and Partnerships, eds. Michael Quinn & Len Broberg. University of Calgary Press.
- “Beginnings of the environmental movement.” 2011. World History Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO.
- “Early environmental organizations.” 2011. World History Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO.
- Coauthor of chapters 1, 5 & 6 of Moving toward climate change adaptation: The promise of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative for addressing the region’s vulnerabilities. 2010. Editors, Lisa Graumlich and Leslie Bienen. Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.
- “Connectivity science.” 2010. With Jodi Hilty. Connectivity Conservation Management: A Global Guide, ed. Graeme Worboys et al. EarthScan for IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.
- “Open skies over a closing border: U.S.-Mexico efforts to protect migratory birds.” 2009. Conservation of shared environments: Learning from the United States and Mexico, eds. Laura López-Hoffman et al. University of Arizona Press.
- “Borders from a bird’s-eye view: A century of transborder conservation for North American migratory birds.” 2009. Proceedings of the 4th International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics.
- “Environmentalism.” 2009. Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History. Palgrave MacMillon.
- “Biodiversity.” 2009. Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History. Palgrave MacMillon.
- “Climate change and conservation: The immediate need to adapt.” 2008. With James N. Levitt. Innovations (journal published by MIT Press).
- “A taxonomy of global governance: A guide to understanding the diversity of international and domestic conservation accords.” 2008. With William R. Moomaw. International Environmental Agreements. 8:3, 187-206.
- “Bridging conservation across La Frontera: An unfinished agenda for peace parks along the U.S.-Mexico divide.” 2007. With Belinda Sifford. Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution, ed. Saleem Ali. MIT Press.
- Book review: The borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests: Essays on regional history of the forty-ninth parallel, edited by S. Evans. 2007. Oregon Historical Quarterly. Summer, 108:2.
- “Rocky Mountains.” 2007. Encyclopedia of Environment and Society. Sage Reference.
- “Environmental groups.” 2007. Encyclopedia of Environment and Society. Sage Reference.
- “Transborder conservation.” 2006. Encyclopedia of the Earth (online). Available at http://www.eoearth.org/article/Transborder_conservation.