Greg Asner serves on the faculty of the Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, and in the Department of Earth System Science, at Stanford. He is a global ecologist who works at the interface of ecosystem, conservation, and climate sciences. His research spans the areas of tropical ecology, spatial ecology, biogeochemistry, animal-habitat interactions, coral reefs, remote sensing, and ecosystem feedbacks to climate change. He develops scientific approaches and technologies for investigation and conservation assessments of large ecoregions, including carbon sequestration and emissions, animal habitat, coral reef resilience, and biological diversity.
Dr. Asner graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering (emphasis: radiation physics) from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1991. He earned masters and doctorate degrees in geography and biology, respectively, from the University of Colorado in 1997. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford until he returned to Colorado as a professor in the geological sciences department. In 2001, he took a position as a staff scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford. Asner has served in numerous national and international posts including the NASA Senior Review Committee, U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Steering Group, U.N. Diversitas Program, NASA-Brazil LBA Steering Committee, and as a Senior Fellow for the U.S. State Department.
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