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Paul West

Co-director and lead scientist, Global Landscapes Initiative
Paul West is the co-director and lead scientist of the Global Landscapes Initiative at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. His research develops solutions for increasing global food security while decreasing the negative effects of agriculture on water, climate and biodiversity. He leads the team’s efforts to get its science out of the ivory tower and into the hands of people effecting change.

Before joining the U of M, Paul worked 17 years at The Nature Conservancy. He earned his PhD in limnology and marine science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research is published in leading science journals, including Science, Nature  and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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