Director, Ecosystem Services Program
Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Area(s) of Expertise
Lydia Olander leads the National Ecosystem Services Partnership, supporting efforts to integrate ecosystem services into decision making, and studies environmental markets and mitigation, including forestry and agricultural based climate mitigation; wetland, stream and endangered species mitigation; and water quality trading. She also serves on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board and the secretariat of The Bridge Collaborative. The Collaborative aims to develop and apply approaches for enhancing cross sector research and practice – integrating environment, development and health. All of these methods, tools, and policies are useful in assessing and addressing global change in more systematic and holistic ways.