Global Landscapes Initiative co-director and lead scientist
Paul West is the co-director and lead scientist of the Global Landscapes Initiative at the 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 science out of the ivory tower and into the hands of people affecting change.
Before joining the U of M, Paul worked 17 years at The Nature Conservancy. He earned his Ph.D. 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.