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Senior Fellow; World Wildlife Fund

Becky Chaplin-Kramer

Becky Chaplin-Kramer is the Global Biodiversity Lead Scientist at the World Wildlife Fund. She previously held joint appointments at Stanford University and the University of Minnesota through her work at the Natural Capital Project, where she led development of global modeling of ecosystem services. She was also co-founder and executive director of the tech non-profit Spring (, which builds software solutions for environmental research and problem solving. She is a Coordinating Lead Author on the Values Assessment for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and serves on the Task Force on Knowledge and Data for IPBES, the Ecosystem Services Working Group for the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO-BON), and the Expert Working Group Consulting on NASA Biological Diversity and Ecological Forecasting Programs. She earned her PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from University of California, Berkeley.