Brooke Hecht is the president of the Center for Humans and Nature. Brooke earned her BA in biology from Dartmouth College and a Master of Science degree from the University of Melbourne. Her work in Australia was the starting point for her interest in ecological edges and what these threshold zones can tell us about ecosystem health, our own well-being, and our relationships with the land.
Brooke received her PhD in ecosystem ecology from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. At Yale, she continued her research on ecological edges. Her field work took her to Iceland, where she was also a Fulbright Fellow. After her work at Yale, and before joining the Center, Brooke was an Exchange Scholar at Harvard University.
Brooke’s interests include ecology, evolutionary biology, psychology, physics, theology, neuroscience, philosophy, history, ethology and more.