Director, Forest Carbon and Climate Program
Lauren Cooper directs the Michigan State University Forestry Department Forest Carbon and Climate Program (FCCP) and has experience in forest carbon project development, conservation, and wood utilization linkages to sustainability. Her current research is looking at socio-ecological carbon cycling, conservation incentives, and linking development and conservation. Her expertise is in policy implementation, impact assessment, stakeholder engagement, knowledge transfer and forestry. She has field experience in Peru, Mexico and Ecuador, and previously worked in Washington, D.C., at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and has consulted with the World Bank, USAID and United Stated Forest Service International Programs.