Barton H. Thompson Jr., J.D., M.B.A.

Perry L. McCarty Director of Woods Institute for the Environment & Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law

Stanford University

Barton H. Thompson, Jr. is Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law at Stanford Law School and Director (along with Professor Jeff Koseff) of the Woods Institute for the Environment. He is also a Senior Fellow, by courtesy, in the Center for Environmental Science and Policy at Stanford's Institute for International Studies. His scholarship and teaching focus on land conservation and biodiversity; fishing management; water policy; constitutional issues in environmental protection, including takings questions; and market and other alternative approaches to environmental regulation. He is co-author of Legal Control of Water Resources (West Publishing, 3d. ed., 2000) and Environmental Law & Policy: Concepts and Insights (Foundation Press 2003). He serves on the board of several environmental organizations and is a member of several scientific panels, including EPA's Science Advisory Board committee looking at the valuation of ecosystem services.