Teaming up with program leads

water-droplet-world-of-the-worldIn FY21, the ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes introduced the program leads model to scale the reach and impact of our research and activities. This selected group of faculty affiliates will guide research incubators in their respective areas that align with our strategic goals, with the center providing logistics and project management support. We have selected six initial program leads: Candice Carr Kelman in actionable science; Katie Cramer in coral reef conservation; Caitlin Drummond in decision making, science communication and environmental social science; Gwen Iacona in conservation investment; Kailin Kroetz in sustainable fisheries; Rebecca Muenich in agriculture and biodiversity; and Beckett Sterner in big data and biodiversity. We understand that innovative solutions require diverse perspectives. That is why we partner with an extensive range of faculty across ASU to conduct research that sheds light on biodiversity conservation issues. We currently have 131 faculty affiliates from over 25 different units. The majority of our affiliates come from the School of Life Sciences, the School of Sustainability, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and the School of Earth and Space Exploration. If you are interested in becoming a faculty affiliate or program lead, please contact us at [email protected].