Fabrice DeClerck, PhD

FABRICE DECLERCK, PhD is the science director of EAT Foundation, leading the science team based at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is also a senior scientist at Bioversity International, a member center of the global research partnership, CGIAR, charged with the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity in global development. Fabrice holds a doctoral degree in geography from the University of California, Davis, where he worked on both natural and agricultural ecosystems and environmental change, and where he worked as the assistant director of the International Agriculture Program. He holds an undergraduate degree from Humboldt State University on plant and soil ecology, and a master’s degree from Iowa State University on forest biology. His postdoctoral work was with the Earth Institute at Columbia University, where he focused on ecology’s role in human development and environmental sustainability initiatives—including early work on human nutrition, agriculture, and environment. Between 2006 and 2012, Fabrice was a professor at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in Costa Rica, working closely with farmers and farming communities on conservation initiatives in agricultural landscapes. He is Bioversity International’s representative to the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Having published more than 50 scientific papers on agriculture, ecology, and food, and co-edited three books on ecology, poverty, and sustainable agriculture, Fabrice retains faculty appointments at CATIE, the Earth Institute, and the University of Idaho. (Montpellier, France)