Sergio has over 10 years of experience in the environmental area and more than 100 environmental impact studies of real estate projects, coastal and port works and renewable energy. He has collaborated in environmental supervision of projects financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and in studies of Climate Change with the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC).
Irene Alvarado-Quesada is head of the Environmental Statistics Unit of the Central Bank of Costa Rica, and coordinates the Climate Change Strategic Analysis Group of the Central Bank. Irene holds a MSc. in International Development and an PhD in Environmental Economics , both from Wageningen University in The Netherlands.
Christopher Anderson researches and develops ecologically-based biodiversity mapping systems to identify conservation opportunities, monitor ecosystem health & predict environmental change.
Kate Brauman is the Lead Scientist for Global Water Assessment at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, where she studies the coupled interaction of land-use change and water resources.
Dan Brown is the director of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, where he plays a vital role in guiding the School’s academic growth and developing new initiatives, providing leadership and management of its programs, centers, and research grants, allocating its revenues in a manner that supports its mission, and enhancing its sizable and growing endowment.
Becky Chaplin-Kramer is lead scientist for the Natural Capital Project, overseeing model development and application for the Freshwater and Terrestrial team. She also leads NatCap’s work with the private sector, informing sustainable sourcing decisions for commodity supply chains by assessing impacts to biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Jennie Dean joined the IoES in August 2016 to run the Corporate Partners Program. In this role, she recruits and maintains partnerships with businesses interested in corporate sustainability. She connects these external partners with UCLA faculty, staff, and students to answer the most pressing questions in the field of sustainability.
Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh is the Kara J Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at Stanford University. He studies the climate system, including the processes by which climate change could impact agriculture, water resources, and human health. Dr.
Sandy Handan-Nader is a Ph.D. student in political science at Stanford and a graduate student fellow at the Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab. Her work focuses on quantitative methodology for the study of American politics. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Columbia University.
Peter Hawthorne’s work for the Natural Capital Project involves developing capabilities for optimization and trade-off analysis in InVEST, new population-based models for biodiversity, and collaborations with the Nature Conservancy, WWF, and other groups to apply these tools.
Daniel E. Ho is the William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University.
Justin Andrew Johnson is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Minnesota with The Natural Capital Project at The Institute on the Environment. Justin graduated with a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2014. Justin’s research explores how ecosystem services affect economic systems, and vice versa.
Dick is a recognized leader in global seafood sustainability. He is a third generation fishmonger, starting full-time in the seafood industry in 1986, including 13 years overseeing seafood operations at HEB Grocery Co. and Whole Foods Market.
Jean-Baptiste Jouffray is interested in the interlinked social, economic and ecological challenges that shape the new global ocean context and its resilience. Much of his work consists in a curiosity-driven endeavour aimed at describing and analysing what the Anthropocene means for the ocean, what it entails for how we study marine social-ecological systems and, essentially, what can be done to improve sustainability.
Peter Kareiva is the director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, Pritzker Distinguished Professor in Environment & Sustainability and Chair, Doctorate of Environmental Science and Engineering program.
Before coming to UCLA, Kareiva was the Chief Scientist and Vice President of The Nature Conservancy, where he was responsible for maintaining the quality of over 600 staff engaged in conservation science in 36 countries around the world.
Bonnie Keeler is an assistant professor in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) area at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the former Program Director for the Natural Capital Project team at the University of Minnesota.
Eric Lambin, a geographer and environmental scientist, divides his time between the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) and Stanford University, were he occupies the Ishiyama Provostial Professorship at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and the Woods Institute for the Environment.
Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. For more than two decades he has documented wildlife from the Amazon to Antarctica to promote understanding about the Earth and its natural history through images that convey a passion for nature and a sense of wonder about our living planet.
Justine Lucas is the Executive Director of Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation which supports and funds groundbreaking and effective education and emergency response programs around the world. Previously, she was the Global Director of Programs for Global Citizen where she oversaw the Global Citizen Festival, events, programs and strategic partnerships.
Andy MacDonald is broadly trained in disease ecologoy and environmental science. Andy studied the ecology of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, and his focuses on both environmental and human drivers of tick-borne diseases in North America, as well as mosquito-transmitted diseases from West Nile virus in the United States to malaria, dengue and zika virus in South America. Dr.
Berta Martin-Lopez holds a PhD in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, with many years of undertaking applied research on ecosystem services, nature valuation and social-ecological systems. Dr. Martin-Lopez is now focusing on understanding the role of values, knowledge and institutions in supporting transition pathways towards sustainability.
John H. Matthews is the Coordinator and co-founder of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), which is hosted by the World Bank and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). His work blends technical and policy knowledge for climate adaptation and water management for practical implementation.
Douglas McCauley is an Associate Professor at UC Santa Barbara and Director at Benioff Ocean Initiative. His lab at UCSB Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, focuses on understanding the ecology of communities and ecosystems in a rapidly changing world.
Kathryn Mengerink leads a team of ocean experts in developing and implementing marine spatial planning. She brings both her PhD in marine biology and law degree to bear in undertaking this effort. When not at the La Jolla office, you can typically find Kathryn at one of the Waitt Institute project sites around the world, either in a meeting or in the water. Working globally, the
Fiorenza Micheli is co-director of Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions, and a marine ecologist at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, where she is the David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science. Micheli’s research focuses on the processes shaping marine communities and coastal social-ecological systems, and incorporating this understanding in marine management and conservation.
Rafael Monge is an economist with broad experience in different fields related to environmental information, including the current development of the National Land Use, Land Cover and Ecosystems Monitoring System (SIMOCUTE).
Dr. Kari Nadeau is one of the nation’s foremost experts in adult and pediatric allergy and asthma. She is the Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University, Section Chief of Allergy and Asthma at the Stanford School of Medicine, and an endowed professor under the Naddisy Family Foundation.
Rachel Neugarten is a PhD student at Cornell University, where she studies the impacts of conservation interventions on biodiversity and human well-being. Rachel has a B.A. in Environmental Biology from Columbia University and an M.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell. Rachel also has over a decade of experience in the conservation nonprofit sector.
Garry Peterson is professor in environmental sciences with emphasis on resilience and social-ecological systems at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. His research combines three themes: abrupt systemic change, how ecological changes impacts people, and using futures thinking to improve navigating surprising social-ecological change.
Steve Polasky is one of the leaders of the Natural Capital Project’s environmental service mapping and valuation effort. At the University of Minnesota, Steve Polasky holds the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Ecological/Environmental Economics.
Hugh Possingham is the Chief Scientist of The Nature Conservancy having recently moved from the University of Queensland. His group of 29 PhD students and 15 postdocs (embedded in three centres) work all over the world using decision science tools from economics and applied mathematics to formulate and solve conservation problems in the real world.
John Rickard founded Wild Waters in 2002. He has been guiding the State of Jefferson ever since. The Lower Sac beckons him in the Spring, The McCloud in the Summer, The Klamath in the Fall and The Coast in the Winter. With a BFA in Photography he finds himself at home with rod or camera on these Wild Waters.
Ahmed M. Saeed is the Vice-President (Operations 2) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He was appointed by ADB on 26 February 2019.
Mr. Saeed is responsible for operations in the East Asia Department, the Southeast Asia Department, and the Pacific Department.
Chethan Sarabu lives and works at the anastomosis of pediatrics, landscape architecture, and clinical informatics. The driving force connecting these interests is the pursuit of improving children’s lives. After training in landscape architecture at Cornell University he went through medical training with the principles of Olmsted in mind: long-term, ecological, systems-based design.
Lynn Scarlett is Vice President for Policy and Government Relations at The Nature Conservancy. In this role, she influences climate and nature-based solutions policy—in the United States and the 72 countries in which TNC influences conservation.
Dr. Guido Schmidt-Traub is Executive Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which operates under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Elizabeth Selig’s work focuses on analyzing how changes in ecosystem health will affect ecosystem services and human well-being, evaluating the success of management tools to effectively manage ocean resources, and developing integrated socio-ecological assessments of ocean health. She has more than 10 years experience working with international organizations including Conservation International, where s
Eugenia South, MD MS is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. South’s research focuses on how neighborhood context impacts health and safety in urban environments.
Jenny Suckale- before joining Stanford in January 2014, I held a position as Lecturer in Applied Mathematics and as a Ziff Environmental Fellow at Harvard. I hold a PhD in Geophysics from MIT and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Xueman Wang is the team leader for the World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) – a global program that brings together major economies and key market players to design and pilot market-based approaches, carbon taxes, and other cost-effective instruments to achieve climate change mitigation objectives.
Qingfeng Zhang is responsible for ADB’s operations on environment, natural resources, and agricultural development in East Asia. He is concurrently serving as the Chair for the ADB’s Water Sector Group Committee. Since he joined ADB in 2005, Mr.