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Joe Fargione

Lead Scientist, North America

Minnesota

Lead Scientist, North America

Joe Fargione, lead scientist, The Nature Conservancy in North America Joe Fargione, lead scientist, The Nature Conservancy in North America. © Joe Fargione

AREA OF EXPERTISE

energy production, land use, valuing nature’s benefits, conservation

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Biography

Joe Fargione is Science Director for The Nature Conservancy’s North America Region. Joe’s research reveals nature’s hidden benefits to people, including how nature can help mitigate climate change. 

Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, Joe 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. Joe’s dozens of scientific publications have been cited over thirteen thousand times and have generated national media coverage, including by NBC Nightly News, Time Magazine, The New York Times and The Onion, among others. Joe is a native of Minneapolis, MN where he resides with his family. 

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