Neil MacDonald is a Professor of Biology and Natural Resources Management in the Biology Department at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He received a BS in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan SNR in 1976, a MS in Forestry from Michigan State University in 1983, and a PhD in Forest Soils and Ecology in 1987, also from MSU. Following postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan SNRE from 1987 to 1994, he accepted a position at GVSU, where he has been on the faculty since 1994. The courses he has taught in the Natural Resources Management Program at GVSU include Introduction to Natural Resources, Resource Measurements and Mapping, Environmental Pollution, Watershed and Wetland Management, Forest Ecosystem Management, Land Reclamation, and the graduate capstone, Perspectives in Biology. His research interests include watershed restoration and management, invasive species control, and restoration of native plant communities on disturbed sites.