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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Call for Inclusive Conservation
Join Heather Tallis in a call to increase the diversity of voices and values in the conservation debate.

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