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Kevin helps lead the Institute’s work to advance agroforestry as a solution for land, climate, wildlife, and communities. He works hard to balance the need for ongoing R&D to improve outcomes with the need for urgent action on the climate crisis. His academic background has blended biology, agroecology, and engineering, with a focus spanning a wide range of methods and applications – from biogeochemical cycling and ecological monitoring to biophysical modeling and economic analyses. Kevin was the founding Chair of the Institute’s Board of Directors before shifting into his current role in 2017. He enjoys experimenting and learning on his own two agroforestry farms on long-term-leased land in Champaign County, IL.