Steve Pacala

Board Member

Steve Pacala is Frederick D. Petrie Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University and Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute. He also co-directs the Carbon Mitigation Initiative, a collaboration between Princeton University and British Petroleum to find solutions to the problem of global warming.

Steve’s research covers a wide variety of ecological and mathematical topics with an emphasis on interactions between greenhouse gases, climate and the biosphere. He has an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a biology from Stanford University. He serves on the board of the Environmental Defense and is the co-founder and chairman of Climate Central.

Among Steve’s many honors are the MacArthur Award, Mercer Award and the David Starr Jordan Prize. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.