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Becky Chaplin-Kramer

Becky Chaplin-Kramer (she/her) is a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Minnesota and a Senior Fellow at Stanford University with the Natural Capital Project. She leads research programs on global ecosystem service assessment, linking earth observations and ecosystem service modeling, and accelerating the development of products and tools to integrate the values of nature into decision-making. She is also co-founder and Executive Director of the tech non-profit SPRING, which builds software solutions for environmental research and problem solving. She is a Coordinating Lead Author on the Values Assessment for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), a Lead Author on the upcoming IPBES Nexus Assessment, and serves on the Task Force on Knowledge and Data for IPBES, the Ecosystem Services Working Group for the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO-BON), and science advisory committees for EuropaBON and Canada’s ResNet. She earned her PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from University of California, Berkeley, and an MS and BS in Earth Systems from Stanford. A Minnesota native, Becky now splits her time between the Twin Cities and the San Francisco Bay Area.