Marcia DeLonge, PhD

Marcia DeLonge

Marcia DeLonge, PhD is a senior scientist and agroecologist in the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). She has a PhD and MS in environmental science from the University of Virginia, where she developed expertise in atmospheric science, hydrology, ecosystem science, and numerical modeling, as well as a BA in environmental science from Northwestern University. Following her PhD, she worked as a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, where she explored the benefits of improved management of grazed grasslands and waste streams. At UCS, Dr. DeLonge conducts research on opportunities and obstacles surrounding healthy, sustainable food and farming systems. Her work focuses on the agroecological impacts of improved cropland and grassland management practices, including opportunities for agriculture to mitigate climate change while building soil health and resilience to extreme weather, such as droughts and floods. In addition, her research works to improve our understanding of policy and socioeconomic obstacles that limit the adoption of sustainable agriculture, particularly practices informed by agroecology. (Washington, DC)