Richard Brewer is a biological scientist and author.
Perhaps his best-known book is Conservancy: The Land Trust Movement in America, published in October 2003 by the University Press of New England under the Dartmouth College imprint. It is currently available as a paperback and an e-book.
Other books include the first breeding-bird atlas of Michigan and a text book of general ecology. He has broad interests in ecology, conservation, and ornithology.
A recent article is Conservation Easements and Perpetuity: Till Legislation Do Us Part. It is in the fall issue of Duke University Law School’s journal Law and Contemporary Problems (vol. 74, no. 4), which consists of a symposium, Conservation Easements, New Perspectives in an Evolving World. The fall issue with its eleven articles (Brewer’s is next to last) was published online 12 October 2011.
On 22 February 2012 Brewer was the first recipient of the Nancy Cutbirth Small Distinguished Service Award established by the Kalamazoo Area Chapter of Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes.