Craig Leisher

Craig-LeisherCraig Leisher is a Senior Social Scientist who focuses on amplifying and measuring the benefits to people from conservation initiatives.


Craig's Posts

Are We Close to Peak Farmland?

January 22nd, 2013
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According to a new study, the world has hit peak farmland — which means we can stop converting nature to agricultural use. Is the report too good to be true? Our scientist delves into the details. More

Leaves in a Blender

December 5th, 2012
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How many leaves can you fit in a bucket? Well...that depends. And it depends in part if you put those leaves through a blender. Join Conservancy scientist Craig Leisher as he attempts a somewhat wacky home experiment! More

Silent Spring: From ‘Hysteria’ to History

September 20th, 2012
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Silent Spring helped ignite the environmental movement. But when the book first came out, reviews of it were decidedly negative. The Conservancy's Craig Leisher takes us back to 1962. More

Elinor Ostrom: An Appreciation

June 21st, 2012
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Conservancy social scientist Craig Leisher looks back on the massive contributions of Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics, to conservation. More

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