Regent's Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology at the University of Minnesota at St. Paul
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"The world’s energy and climate problems are likely to be solved only by a combination of approaches and technologies, including wind and solar energy, increased energy efficiency, and renewable biofuels."
Cowritten with J. Hill and C. Lehman, "Response to Comment on 'Carbon-Negative Biofuels from Low-Input High-Diversity Grassland Biomass," Science, June 15, 2007
Experts Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Regents Professor, University of Minnesota at St. Paul, 2002-present
McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology, University of Minnesota at St. Paul, 2001-present
Director, Cedar Creek Natural History Area, 1992-present
Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences
Member, Editorial Board, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2002-2004
Founding Editor, Issues in Ecology, 1994-2004
Fellow, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 2001
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota at St. Paul, 1996-2001
Cowritten with J. Fargione and J. Hill, et al., "Land Clearing and the Biofuel Carbon Debt," Science, Feb. 29, 2008
Cowritten with J. Hill, "Corn Can't Solve Our Problem," Washington Post, Mar. 25, 2007
Cowritten with J. Hill and C. Lehman, "Carbon-Negative Biofuels from Low-Input High-Diversity Grassland Biomass," Science, Dec. 8, 2006
Cowritten with J. Hill and Erick Nelson, et al., "Environmental, Economic, and Energetic Costs and Benefits of Biodiesel and Ethanol Biofuels," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 2, 2006
Cowritten with A.P. Kinzig and S.W. Pacala, Functional Consequences of Biodiversity: Empirical Progress and Theoretical Extensions, 2002