Adaptation Theme Group Lead
Dr. Bruce Stein is Chief Scientist and Associate Vice President of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Dr. Stein is an expert on biodiversity conservation and climate change, and is the author of numerous publications on these subjects. Dr. Stein led the development of a widely used climate change adaptation planning approach, known as “climate-smart conservation.” He has worked extensively with U.S. government agencies, such as the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and Department of Defense, and has a long history of involvement with the IUCN Species Survival Commission, including service on the SSC steering committee and biodiversity assessment subcommittee. Prior to joining NWF, he helped establish the non-profit organization NatureServe, where he served as Chief Scientist, and he spent more than a decade as a senior scientist with The Nature Conservancy. Dr. Stein received his Ph.D. from Washington University, St. Louis and the Missouri Botanical Garden.