Don Faber-Langendoen is Interim Chief Ecologist for NatureServe. He works closely with the NatureServe Network across North America and partners in Latin America to advance NatureServe’s mission of management and conservation of at-risk species and ecosystems. He has collaborated with state, federal agency, and international partners on standardized methods for classifying the diversity of ecosystems (through the International Vegetation Classification), and assessing their conservation status and ecological integrity. He serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Ecological Society of America’s USNVC Peer Review Board and co-chairs the CNVC Committee. He has assisted the Network on projects from Great Lakes marsh restoration to forest and wetland surveys, U.S. National Park vegetation mapping, and mangrove management. Prior to his work with NatureServe, Don conducted research in tallgrass prairies and oak savannas, and tropical forests in Colombia and Madagascar. He lives in Syracuse, New York.