Claire Kremen is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at University of California, Berkeley, and an Associate Conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society. A biologist whose applied research advances the fields of ecology, biodiversity, and agriculture, Kremen currently leads a conservation planning initiative in Madagascar. In other research in the U.S., Kremen explores the behavior of diverse native pollinators, such as bees, and the environments that sustain them. Through new methods that improve the ability to measure, manage, and conserve natural systems domestically and internationally, Kremen demonstrates the dependence of sustainable agroecology on effective environmental preservation.Kremen has been awarded the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and been elected to the California Academy of Sciences. She co-directs the Center for Diversified Farming Systems and the Berkeley Food Institute at the University of California. Her papers have been published in such journals as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Science, Conservation Biology, and Ecology Letters.
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