chief scientist

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Kareiva to lead UCLA environmental institute

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Peter Kareiva, a leading environmental scientist and vocal advocate for using multiple disciplines to inform conservation, is the new director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Prior to joining UCLA on July 1, Kareiva was chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, where he developed and carried out conservation programs for the world’s largest environmental non-profit organization and forged partnerships with government, non-profit and private-sector partners. Kareiva said he was attracted by the opportunity at UCLA to help shape future environmental innovators and apply a holistic approach to addressing major environmental challenges.