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Steve Polasky

Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota

Stephen Polasky is a Regents Professor and the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Ecological/Environmental Economics at the University of Minnesota and is one of the leaders of the Natural Capital Project’s ecosystem service mapping and valuation effort. He was a Coordinating Lead Author on nature’s contributions to people for the Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Biodiversity and Business Assessment for IPBES. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan in 1986.