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Greg Asner is the director of ASU's Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science. He serves on the faculty of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the School of Earth and Space Exploration. Asner is an ecologist recognized for his exploratory and applied research on ecosystems and climate change at regional to global scales. His research spans the areas of spatial ecology and biodiversity, terrestrial carbon cycle, animal-habitat interactions, and climate change. He develops scientific approaches and technologies for investigation and conservation assessments of large ecoregions. Asner has published hundreds of scientific articles and has served in numerous national and international programs with NASA, the U.S. State Department, and the United Nations. He is a recipient of multiple scientific and sustainability awards and is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
2006- Director; Global Airborne Observatory (formerly Carnegie Airborne Observatory)
2014- Editorial Board; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
2018- Partnership Lead; Allen Coral Atlas, http://allencoralatlas.org
2018- Board Member; Space Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
2019- Sustainability Communicator; Porter-Novelli Group, New York, NY.