Timothy Searchinger is a research scholar at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE) at Princeton University. Trained as a lawyer, Searchinger combines ecology, agronomy and economics to analyze the challenge of how to feed a growing world population while reducing the environmental consequences of agriculture, particularly land use change, greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen pollution. Searchinger is the author of a series of five papers in Science and Nature calculating the greenhouse gas consequences of devoting land to bioenergy and food production. Searchinger is the lead author of a comprehensive report for the World Resources Institute, The World Bank and the United Nations on how to meet global feed needs in 2050 while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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