Botanist with the USDA Forest Service. Tom has been a professional ecologist/botanist for 33 years. He works throughout New England and New York on invasive plant and deer overabundance issues. In 2014, Tom received the Integrity in Conservation Award from the New England Society of American Foresters. His presentation will explore the deer overabundance issue and its many challenges. His talk title: Deer, Forests & People: Understanding & Managing Socio-ecological Systems.