Stephen Polasky is a Regent’s Professor and holds the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Ecological/Environmental Economics at the University of Minnesota. He previously held faculty positions at Boston College and Oregon State University. He served as the senior staff economist for environment and resources for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers 1998-1999. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. He also serves on the Science Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Board of Directors of The Nature Conservancy. His research interests focus on issues at the intersection of ecology and economics and include the impacts of land use and land management on the provision and value of ecosystem services and natural capital, biodiversity conservation, sustainability, environmental regulation, and fisheries management.