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Jon Foley

Senior Scholar, California Academy of Sciences

Jon Foley is Senior Scholar at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. A world-renowned scientist, his work focuses on the sustainability of our planet and the ecosystems and natural resources we depend on. Throughout his career, he has made major contributions to our understanding of worldwide changes in ecosystems, land use and climate, and global food security. Foley has won numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (awarded by President Bill Clinton). In 2014, he was named winner of the prestigious Heinz Award for the Environment.

A noted science communicator, Foley has written many popular articles, op-eds, and essays in publications like National Geographic, Scientific American, The New York Times, The Guardian, Ensia, Yale's Environment 360, and bioGraphic, among others. His presentations on global environmental issues have been featured at hundreds of venues, including the Aspen Environmental Forum, the Chautauqua Institution, and TED.