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Lead scientist with the Natural Capital Project (NatCap) - USA
Eric Lonsdorf is a lead scientist with the Natural Capital Project (NatCap)— a collaborative partnership among the University of Minnesota, Stanford University, the Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Stockholm Resilience Center. Eric develops ecological models for decision-makers faced with making decisions in conservation biology and natural resource management under considerable uncertainty with limited resources. Specifically, he leads development and application of a model to predict crop pollination services provided by wild bees, co-leads NatCap’s Sustainable, Livable Cities Program, and is interested in applying principles of decision analysis and adaptive management to ecosystem service–based land management. He focuses on the challenge of convincing individual landowners to integrate their impacts on the environment of their own management decisions. Eric earned his Ph.D. in ecology, evolution and behavior from the University of Minnesota. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife, daughter, son, two dogs and a turtle.