Renewable Energy Scientist, North America Regional Office
Areas of Expertise
Renewable energy, wildlife ecology, forest & restoration ecology
Liz Kalies is the lead Renewable Energy Scientist for the North America Regional Office of The Nature Conservancy, and an adjunct associate professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. She is a terrestrial ecologist, with expertise in wildlife, restoration, and quantitative ecology. At TNC, she develops sound science to support the clean energy transition, particularly focused on renewable energy siting and design practices. She won the NC Sustainable Energy Association's Clean Energy Innovator of the Year Award in 2019 for her efforts to develop best management practices for wildlife conservation at solar facilities. She has a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from Northern Arizona University, a master’s degree in ecology from Yale University, and a BS in biology from Cornell University.