Stacy M. Philpott

Stacy M. Philpott is associate professor and Alfred and Ruth Heller Chair in Agroecology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is affiliated with the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UCSC. She is an agroecologist and insect ecologist interested in community ecology, ecosystem services, urban agroecology, and interactions between agriculture, conservation, and farmer livelihoods and has worked for more than 15 years to examine agricultural ecology in Mexico, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Ohio, Michigan and California. She has published more than 75 research articles and book chapters discussing urban and tropical agroecology, conservation biology, ecosystem services and insect biology.


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How to Make ‘Local’ Food Good Conservation, Too

Don’t assume that being a locavore or eating organic automatically makes you a better conservationist, says scientist Stacy Philpott. The data on food sustainability might surprise you.

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This Week on Cool Green Science: Change & The Eastern U.S. Forest

Too many deer. Logging one tree to save another. Beavers versus old growth. Welcome to forest conservation in the Anthropocene. Beginning Monday, July 21, join us for a provocative 5-part series exploring the full complexity facing forest conservation in the eastern United States.

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Investing in Seagrass
Marine scientists and fishers alike know that grass beds are valuable as nursery habitat. A new Conservancy-funded study puts a number to it.

Drones Aid Bird Conservation
How can California conservationists accurately count thousands of cranes? Enter a new tool in bird monitoring: the drone.

Creating a Climate-Smart Agriculture
Can farmers globally both adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change? A new paper answers with a definitive yes. But it won't be easy.

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