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Charles C. Chester

Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Brandeis University

Charles C. Chester teaches global environmental politics at Brandeis University and at the Fletcher School of Tufts University, where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Environmental Policy. He authored Conservation Across Borders: Biodiversity in an Interdependent World (Island Press 2006), which examined the global phenomenon of transboundary collaboration for conservation biodiversity protection, with a focus on the Sonoran Desert (USA-Mexico) and the Northern Rockies of Canada and the United States (Yellowstone to Yukon). He also co-edited the volume Conservation & Climate Change: Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning and Action (Island Press 2012). He is currently consulting with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and previously consulted for the Union of Concerned scientists and the Henry P. Kendall Foundation. He also serves on the board of Bat Conservation International, and has served on the boards of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and Root Capital. He is currently building the website,, an online guide to international environmental information and global environmental politics. 


  • –present
    Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Brandeis University


  • 2003 
    The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Ph.D./International Environment & Resource Policy