Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series

Discovery Park Distinguished Lecturer: Joe Fargione, Natural Climate Solutions

January 24, 2018
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
KRAN 758


Joe Fargione is Science Director for The Nature Conservancy’s North America Region. His research seeks ways to balance human energy and food demands with environmental conservation. Solutions include using nature to help mitigate climate change, appropriate siting of new energy development and new sources for conservation funding from investments in nature’s benefits. 

Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, he received a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College, a PhD in Ecology from the University of Minnesota and held faculty positions at the University of New Mexico and Purdue University. Fargione’s dozens of scientific publications have been cited over ten thousand times and have generated national media coverage, including by NBC Nightly News, Time Magazine, The New York Times, and The Onion, among others. Fargione is a native of Minneapolis, MN where he resides with his wife and children. 

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