Our ecosystems experts

  • Kuzdas, Christopher Agricultural water project manager envelopeContact Christopher

    Areas of expertise: Social-ecological systems; water policy; water systems; agriculture; agrarian risk management; rural livelihoods and development; strategic planning

    Office: Boulder, Colorado

  • McCain, Christina Senior Manager – Latin American Climate Initiative envelopeContact Christina

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, REDD, Mexico

    Office: Sacramento, California

  • McDow, Will Manager, Habitat Markets envelopeContact Will

    Areas of expertise: habitat markets, mitigation banking, ecosystem services

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Areas of expertise: Water quality, watershed protection and restoration, ecological resilience, land use planning, rural development, environmental policy

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Meyer, Chris Outreach Manager, Amazon Basin envelopeContact Chris

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, forest communities, Amazon’s indigenous peoples

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Monast, Maggie Senior Policy Analyst envelopeContact Maggie

    Areas of expertise: environmental economics and policy, agricultural sustainability, agricultural supply chains, nutrient use efficiency

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Parkhurst, Robert Director, Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Markets envelopeContact Robert

    Areas of expertise: environmental markets, agricultural offsets, greenhouse gas reductions, climate policy, carbon offset strategy, corporate sustainability

    Office: San Francisco

  • Peyronnin, Natalie Director of Science Policy, Mississippi River Delta Restoration envelopeContact Natalie

    Areas of expertise: Ecosystems, large-scale restoration and protection planning, science communication, natural resources management and policy, science-based decision making, ecosystem services, natural infrastructure, rivers and deltas

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Pitt, Jennifer Director, Colorado River Program envelopeContact Jennifer

    Areas of expertise: Colorado River Basin, Colorado River Delta, water policy, irrigation efficiency, rivers and deltas

    Office: Boulder, Colorado

  • Preyer, Jane Director of the Southeast Office envelopeContact Jane

    Areas of expertise: Land, Water & Wildlife Programs, Energy Programs, cleaning up hog farms, forest communities

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Proville, Jeremy Senior GIS Specialist & Economic Analyst envelopeContact Jeremy

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, land use, agriculture, environmental markets

    Office: New York City

  • Robichaux, Estelle Restoration Project Analyst, Mississippi River Delta Restoration envelopeContact Estelle

    Areas of expertise: Large-scale ecosystem restoration and management, ecosystem-based and adaptive management, wetlands policy and ecosystem services, public policy implementation, science communication, natural infrastructure, rivers and deltas

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Rudek, Joe Senior Scientist envelopeContact Joe

    Areas of expertise: Land, Water & Wildlife Programs, cleaning up hog farms, air quality

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Ruta, Gwen Senior Vice President, Climate and Energy

    Areas of expertise: Corporate partnerships, antibiotic resistance, business and the environment, EDF Climate Corps, fleet vehicles, food and beverage, Green Portfolio Project, Green Supply Chain, Innovation Exchange, nanotechnology, paper and packaging, private equity and financial services

    Office: Boston

  • Schwartzman, Steve Senior Director, Tropical Forest Policy envelopeContact Steve

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, tropical forest policy, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD), Brazil and the Amazon, indigenous peoples, incentives for environmental protection

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Shaw, Rebecca Associate Vice President & Senior Lead Scientist envelopeContact Rebecca

    Areas of expertise: Climate change and risk reduction, ecosystem resilience, ecosystem services, land and freshwater conservation, agricultural sustainability, natural infrastructure, marine conservation.

    Office: San Francisco

  • Areas of expertise: Transportation, energy demand, shale gas

    Office: New York City

  • Areas of expertise: Food and Agriculture, Retail

    Office: Bentonville, Arkansas

  • Sterner, Thomas Senior Contributing Economist envelopeContact Thomas

    Areas of expertise: Selection and design of environmental policy instruments; economics in general; climate and energy; natural resource economics

    Office: New York City

  • Toombs, Ted Conservation Scientist and Manager, Habitat Markets envelopeContact Ted

    Areas of expertise: conservation science, habitat markets, grassland-shrubland ecology and wildlife, conservation banking, endangered species, Safe Harbor, Farm Bill

    Office: Boulder, Colorado

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