Peter Kareiva Peter Kareiva is the chief scientist and a vice president for The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organization, with over 500 scientists on staff. He also maintains an appointment at Santa Clara University. Before moving to The Nature Conservancy, Dr. Kareiva was the director of the Division of Conservation Biology at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Northwest Fisheries Science Center. He has served on the editorial board of over a dozen different journals, edited seven books, and been a faculty member at Brown University and the Universities of Washington and Virginia. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship and done research, consulting, teaching, or conservation work in 20 countries throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America. He has authored more than 100 papers and articles, many of them in collaboration with colleagues in fisheries, agriculture, economics, and forestry. In 2007 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2011, he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.