Dr. James S. Gerber (he/him) is a Principal Research Scholar in Global Landscapes at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. His research develops solutions for improving global food security while minimizing agriculture’s impact on earth’s ecosystems. He has published broadly in the area of quantifying the impact of agriculture on the earth’s ecosystems, food security and the interrelation of climate variability, crop yields, and systemic trends in food security and is co-director of the Global Landscapes Initiative (https://environment.umn.edu/discovery/gli/). Dr. Gerber is a lead author for the 6th assessment of the International Panel on Climate Change with a focus on development pathways and has been recognized in 2020 and 2021 as a ‘Highly Cited Researcher’. He has a doctorate in physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.