Paul West

Portrait: Paul West
Paul West
Chief Collaboration Officer
Global Landscapes Initiative
pcwest@umn.edu

Paul West is chief collaboration officer for IonE’s Global Landscapes Initiative. His work is related to increasing global food production while decreasing environmental impacts. Paul conducts research on sustainably managing ecosystems with emphasis on the effects of agriculture.

He also works with leaders from agribusiness, NGOs, foundations, technology companies and public agencies to increase accessibility and relevance of GLI’s research. Before joining the U of M, Paul worked 17 years at The Nature Conservancy. He has published in leading science journals.

His main hobbies revolve around rediscovering the wonders of the world through the eyes of his two young daughters.