Field: Landscape Ecologist, Environmental Impact Assessment and Monitoring, Biodiversity Informatics, and Integrated Coastal Zone Management.
Richard Huber is the Principal Environmental Specialist for the Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) of the Organization of American States. He has degrees from Yale University and Hampshire College in Master of Forest Science and Environmental Engineering. He spent 10 years with the World Bank where he task managed several Environmental Management and Protected Areas projects and worked in environmental and social assessment of World Bank loans. For 10 years he worked assisting Countries establish national parks and protected areas.
He manages thematic issues that implement policies and programs in biodiversity protection and management, OAS member States services, Sustainable Cities in the Americas, the Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative , and ReefFix: An ICZM Coral Reef Restoration, Watershed Management and Capacity Building Demonstration Project for the Caribbean, http://www.oas.org/dsd/IABIN/Component1/ReefFix/ReefFix.htm.
Publications include research supported by the World Bank Research Committee on Least Cost Economic/ Ecological Model for Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Developing Tropics, Marine System Valuation, and Co-management of Urban Environmental Quality. He completed economic study on Economic Instruments for Policy and Environmental Management in LAC – Lessons from Eleven Countries.