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Rebecca Chaplin

Rebecca Chaplin

Academic Research Staff
Senior Research Scientist
Becky is lead scientist for the Natural Capital Project, overseeing model development and application for the Freshwater and Terrestrial team. She also leads NatCap's work with the private sector, informing sustainable sourcing decisions for commodity supply chains by assessing impacts to biodiversity and ecosystem services. Her own research investigates ecosystem services in agricultural systems, and how our working landscapes can be structured to enhance flows of benefits to and from agriculture. She serves on the Technical Service Unit for Scenarios for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Global Assessment, and on steering committees for the Ecosystem Services Partnership and Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network. Becky earned her PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from University of California, Berkeley, and an MS and BS in Earth Systems from Stanford.