Spencer Meyer joined Highstead in 2016 after a dual appointment as a post-doc at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and as a NatureNet Fellow with The Nature Conservancy. As an interdisciplinary scientist with expertise in landscape ecology, forest management and conservation finance, Spencer explores how finance and economic incentives can be used to advance conservation of nature and the ecosystem services on which humans depend. He received his Ph.D. and masters in forest resources from the University of Maine and his A.B. in environmental studies from Dartmouth College. He also collaborates with Conservation Finance Network.