Joseph Kiesecker

Joseph Kiesecker is Lead Scientist for The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Lands Team. In this capacity his main responsibilities include developing new tools, methods, and techniques that improve conservation. He pioneered the Conservancy’s Development by Design strategy, to improve impact mitigation through the incorporation of predictive modeling to provide solutions that benefits conservation goals and development. He also conducts his own research in areas ranging from disease ecology, to the effectiveness of new conservation tools such as conservation easements.


Joseph's Posts

Animal Extinction Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

May 2nd, 2011
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New findings show that as more species become extinct, the human risk of infectious disease—such as Lyme—increases. Joe Kiesecker explains the science behind it. More

Eight Myths and Challenges of Renewable Energy

March 21st, 2011
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Nature Conservancy lead scientist Joe Kiesecker takes a hard look at what it really means to produce green energy. More

Sleeping With the Enemy?

February 25th, 2011
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Critics claim our work with extractive industries is "greenwashing." One of our lead scientists explains why this new paradigm is just good conservation. More

To List or Not to List: The Greater Sage-Grouse Dilemma

March 9th, 2010
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Should the greater sage grouse have protected status? Conservancy scientist Joseph Kiesecker explains the importance of a recent USFWS decision for people and nature in the western United States. More

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