Dennis A. Albert was the Lead Ecologist for Michigan Natural Features Inventory from 1987 through 2004, and he is research faculty in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University.
"MNFI’s natural community classification has been the basis for ecosystem-level conservation in Michigan for well over a decade. Our state has an incredibly diverse landscape of forests, prairies, wetlands, sand dunes, bedrock, and Great Lakes shoreline. This field guide is an essential reference for anyone wanting to understand the natural communities of Michigan."
—Glenn Palmgren, Ecologist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
"A Field Guide to the Natural Communities of Michigan is an excellent resource for ecologists, botanists, conservationists, and naturalists, as well as anyone learning about the vast diversity of ecosystems in our state. The authors’ cumulative field experience is unsurpassed, and they have wisely built and expanded upon the work of previous ecologists, using the past as a guide and providing a solid ecological framework for understanding changes in community structure and composition in the future."
—Doug Pearsall, Conservation Scientist, The Nature Conservancy