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Director of Research Impact & Lead Scientist, Stanford

Adrian L. Vogl

Adrian Vogl (she/her) is a Lead Scientist for the Natural Capital Project based at Stanford, and also works as a Consultant with The World Bank Group. Adrian’s work crosses the spectrum of researchers, policymakers, and civil society groups in Latin America, Africa, South Asia, and the US, to advance the science and practice of ecosystem services and nature-based solutions for water security. Her focus is on how land and forest management impact water resources, particularly in the face of changing and uncertain climate conditions. Her work is problem-driven, with an emphasis on developing standardized approaches, tailored tools (e.g., RIOSROOT), and building capacity to assess and map ecosystem services and their values, and connect these benefits to communities. 

Through her work at The World Bank, Adrian leads a team mapping and assessing ecosystem services in collaboration with project leads, policy experts, and government counterparts in several African countries. With these engagements, she produces knowledge, tools, and builds capacity for integrated landscape- and watershed management to enhance the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of Bank investments in infrastructure, agriculture, environment, and development and to enhance countries’ resilience to climate change.

Adrian holds a Ph.D. in Aquatic Resources from Texas State University-San Marcos, where she developed decision support tools for development and conservation planning in Texas (USA), and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Arizona.