Clare Kazanski, Ph.D.
Science Lead for Sustainable Grazing Lands Strategy, North America
Clare Kazanski is a North America Region scientist for The Nature Conservancy and the science lead for TNC’s North America Sustainable Grazing Lands strategy. A creative systems thinker and problem solver, Clare collaborates across socio-ecological disciplines to advance working lands solutions for people and nature.
In her role with the North America Sustainable Grazing Lands strategy, Clare synthesizes evidence to support strategy development and implementation, and she builds new research collaborations with internal and external partners to address key science needs.
Clare earned a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution and behavior from the University of Minnesota. She was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for her research on the capacity of soil to store carbon and act as a long-term natural climate solution under global environmental change. Prior to her graduate research, Clare worked with Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, D.C., to advance federal climate change policy by developing stakeholder partnerships and engaging with Congressional staff.