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Christine Negra

EcoAgricultural Partners, Director of Research

New York City, New York

Dr. Christine Negra is an experienced scientist with a strong and dynamic track record of linking science with policy in the areas of climate change, food security, land use, and ecosystem services.

In 2011-12, she led the Secretariat of the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change, convened by CGIAR-CCAFS, which developed and disseminated science-based policy recommendations for “Achieving Food Security in the Context of Climate Change.” As Program Director at the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment in Washington, DC from 2005-2011, Christine collaborated with individuals in government, academia, industry, and NGOs to bring technical analyses and consensus-based solutions into policy dialogues. She developed indicators of carbon storage and environmental contamination for “The State of the Nation’s Ecosystems 2008,” directed the Ecological Effects of Air Quality project for the US Environmental Protection Agency, and served as Science Director for the Terrestrial Carbon Group project.

Previously, Christine worked on state-level environmental policy as a Public Policy Fellow with The Snelling Center for Government. From 1994 to 1998, she also worked with farmers, local and state officials, and environmental advocates on sustainable agriculture, water quality, forestry and community leadership projects.

Christine’s doctoral research on the behavior of trace metals in soil systems was conducted at the University of Vermont and the National Synchrotron Light Source.  She received her MS in Natural Resource Planning from the University of Vermont and her BA in Government Studies from Wesleyan University.

Updated January 2013.