UMass Boston

Douglas Zook

SFE - Dean's Office

Areas of Expertise

Science Education, Biodiversity and Sustainability, Global Ecology


PhD, Biology, Clark University
MA, Botany, Clark University
BS, Public Communication, Boston University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

The Global Ecology Education Initiative (GEEI) is a unique and dynamic enterprise seeking to engage all peoples in the wonders of our natural world. Through the GEEI Douglas Zook engages students in undergraduate and graduate courses that explore global ecology and how biodiversity and human diversity are interconnected and must work together for global solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges. In addition to college courses, GEEI offers K-12 educational training for teachers to integrate global ecology into their science teaching. Through "EarthCare," one of GEEI's programs, Zook offers multimedia presentations on Earth-centered ethics and climate change; the symbiosis revolution; "solutions ecology"—discovering grassroots partnerships in ecological sustainability by women and diverse cultures worldwide.