Kimberly Carlson

Portrait: Kimberly Carlson.
Kimberly Carlson
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Global Landscapes Initiative
carlsonk@umn.edu
@tropicalscience
612-624-2450

Kimberly Carlson is a postdoctoral research scholar with the Global Landscapes Initiative. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 2012. Kim’s dissertation investigated how rapid oil palm plantation expansion in Indonesian Borneo alters land use, contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, and affects stream ecosystems.

Her postdoctoral research examines trade-offs between global agricultural production and greenhouse gas emissions from crop intensification and expansion and identifies strategies to mitigate these emissions. She is a co-founder of the Twin Cities Tropical Environments network. Kim also holds a B.S. in biological sciences from Stanford University.

When not doing science, you might find her on a yoga mat, trail running or practicing her Portuguese.