Mary Cablk

Dr. Mary E. Cablk is an expert in detection and systems. In her research she draws upon knowledge from multiple fields such as olfaction, analytical chemistry, learning, cognitive and industrial/occupational psychology, forensics, spatial analysis, pattern analysis, and image processing. Her interests focus on transforming qualitative observation into quantitative data and combining multiple input data types to solve complex challenges related to detection, in a field setting. Her research and expertise has taken her around the world where she has addressed audiences and worked with colleagues on landmine detection, wildlife detection, recovery of human remains, and search and rescue, among others. She works closely with relevant agencies and organizations on development and implementation of credentialing and standards for canine teams in a variety of disciplines. Dr. Cablk has been instrumental in developing a Ph.D. program in forensic anthropology at the University of Nevada Reno, where she is an adjunct professor and mentors graduate students. She is an auxiliary deputy with several county Sheriff Offices in the State of Nevada and is a resource to the State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

Expert in remote sensing including olfaction and optical. Uses quantitative methods from multiple input data types to conduct scientific analyses related to detection, including spatial analyses.

Paul Buck

Dr. Buck is the K-12 Campus Lead – coordinating the K-12 component housed at NSC and a Steering Committee Member for the Education Component. He is also the Principal Investigator of a NASA program in Space Archaeology of the Mt Trumbull region of Northwest Arizona.

William Smith Jr

Dr. Smith’s academic career has been built on the integration of environmental science, conservation, development studies, appropriate technology, political ecology, environmental sociology, hazards, geographic, and cross-cultural research. His work has made an impact at the nature-society-sustainability nexus. Recently he has been funded and published in the subareas of climate change, tribal and NGO capacity building, small-island biodiversity, and water.

Expert areas:  Appropriate technology, biodiversity, climate change, coral reef conservation, development, environmental justice, community-based participatory methods, conservation methods and philosophy, drinking water, environmental sociology, GIS/GPS/remote sensing (especially participatory), geographic analysis, hazards, Native Americans, North-South relations, Philippines, political ecology, political economy of the environment, Micronesia, small islands, third-world development, and watershed management.