Center for Environmental Politics Talk: Do corporate commitments to zero-deforestation reduce forest loss? Modeling and mapping voluntary sustainability initiatives in tropical commodity supply chains

Kimberly Carlson Department of Environmental Studies, New York University
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Kimberly Carlson is an Assistant Professor at New York University’s Dept. of Environmental Studies. Carlson holds a PhD in Forestry and Environmental Studies from Yale University and a BS in Biology from Stanford University. She was a post-doc at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii’s Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management. Her interdisciplinary research addresses the drivers of tropical agricultural land use, the relationships between agricultural land use and ecosystem processes, and the governance interventions that aim to mitigate agriculture’s perceived negative impacts. She collaborates with academics, civil society organizations, and commodity companies to ensure that her work advances fundamental scientific knowledge in the field of land systems science while informing decisions about how to enhance the sustainable and equitable management of agriculture.