Peder Engstrom is a scientist with the Global Landscapes Initiative. Peder has a background in geographic information science (GIS) and a passion for agriculture and food systems. He focuses on stakeholder engagement, data visualization, and map and data production. Peder also maintains the group’s geo-data sharing platform, EarthStat.org. Research interests include crop species distribution patterns, better understanding gaps in agricultural data, smallholder agriculture, and equitable farm systems.
In his spare time, Peder enjoys urban gardening and landscaping, biking around Minneapolis, and exploring the natural areas of outstate Minnesota.