Reed Noss applies conservation biology principles to real-world problems in land conservation. His primary interest is regional conservation planning – the application of science to conservation planning and management at a regional scale. He focuses on long-term maintenance of biodiversity over centuries and millennia. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Conservation Biology, Science Editor for Wild Earth magazine, and President of the Society for Conservation Biology. He is an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has more than 300 publications, including eight books.