Peter Kareiva is chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy, where he is responsible for developing and helping to implement science-based conservation throughout the organization and for forging new linkages with partners.
In addition to a long academic career, he has worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and directed the Northwest Fisheries Science Center Conservation Biology Division. His current projects emphasize the interplay of human land-use and biodiversity, resilience in the face of global change, and marine conservation.
How will an aging population influence the way we do conservation in 2050? It could be a blessing, says our chief scientist--as long as we start preparing now. More
Is tropical deforestation or killing by humans to blame for the orangutan's demise? Peter Kareiva says a new study shows why it's always important for conservation to continue testing its assumptions. More
The New York Times has just profiled Gretchen Daily, Stanford biology professor and member of the Conservancy's board of directors. Peter Kareiva explains why she's made such a big difference for conservation and science. More
Genetically modified organisms -- scourge of the Earth, or potential boon to poverty reduction and conservation? We should follow the data, not our prejudices, says Peter Kareiva. More
Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva helped write a new White House report on accounting for nature's value in the United States. See why he thinks it's a breakthrough. More
Wolves, bears, sharks -- conservation has neglected such top-of-the-food-web species in favor of stopping biodiversity loss in the abstract, says Peter Kareiva. But a new study should change that. More
Should we continue to fight invasive species? Peter Kareiva says a new article in the journal Nature should make us think hard about how and where we say yes. More
Some marine scientists say many of the world's fish stocks are nearing collapse...but the data suggest otherwise, says Peter Kareiva. So why does the media still report that we're on the verge of a fisheries apocalypse? More
A new program to get urban youth into nature isn't just a step forward for the Conservancy -- it represents the key to conservation's future, says Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva. More
Nature Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva says the Gulf Oil spill highlights how the energy industry can be a threat to nature -- and that's why conservationists must engage with energy companies such as BP to minimize those threats. More
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