Brian Wee

Founder and Managing Director (Other environmental sciences not elsewhere classified)

Washington, DC

Brian is based in Washington, DC as the Founder and Managing Director for Massive Connections, LLC. He has more than 24 years of experience in science (climate change, socio-ecological sciences, earth sciences, climate adaptation), technology (computer science, informatics, open data, technical interoperability, e-infrastructure, in-situ sensing, remote sensing), policy (US civilian science and education, ecosystem services, biodiversity, open data, earth observation), and constituency engagement (Congress, US federal agencies, NGOs, academia, private industry). Brian holds a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, a M.Sc. in Computer Science, and a B.Sc. in Information Systems and Computer Science.


  • Jørgensen et al. 2015. Connecting people and ideas from around the world: global innovation platforms for next-generation ecology and beyond. Ecosphere 6(4):68.
  • Gosz et al. 2014. Guidance for the Oklahoma Mesonet: Report of the AAAS External Review Panel. Nonpublic report.
  • Smee et al. 2013. Microsatellites for the Marsh Fritillary Butterfly: De Novo Transcriptome Sequencing, and a Comparison with Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) Markers. PLoS ONE 8(1): e54721.
  • Mikheyev et al. 2010. Rapid Microsatellite Isolation from a Butterfly by De Novo Transcriptome Sequencing: Performance and a Comparison with AFLP-Derived Distances. PLoS ONE 5(6): e11212.
  • Singer et al. 2007. Rapid Natural and Anthropogenic Diet Evolution: Three Examples From Checkerspot Butterflies. In Tilmon K (Ed.), Specialization, speciation, and radiation: the evolutionary biology of herbivorous insects (pp. 311-324)
  • Wee and Singer. 2007. Variation among individual butterflies along a generalist-specialist axis: no support for the neural constraint hypothesis. Ecological Entomology. Vol. 32 Issue 3 Page 257
  • Kissling, W. Daniel, Jorge A. Ahumada, Anne Bowser, Miguel Fernandez, Néstor Fernández, Enrique Alonso García, Robert P. Guralnick, et al. 2018. “Building Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) of Species Distribution and Abundance at a Global Scale.” Biological Reviews 93 (1): 600–625.

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Scott Anderson

Bird Conservation Biologist - Raleigh, NC

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