Spencer Meyer is a conservation scientist, forester and people person, whose research explores how innovative conservation finance and economic incentives can be used to advance conservation strategies that protect nature and the ecosystem services on which humans depend. Other research interests include forest management, land use planning, landscape ecology, and stakeholder engagement. Meyer enjoys working in diverse partnerships, including industry, conservation NGOs, public agencies, landowners, and foundations. He earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from University of Maine and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.