Nancy Harris

World Resources Institute
Research Director
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Nancy Harris is the Research Director for Global Forest Watch (GFW) within the Forests Program at the World Resources Institute based in Washington, DC. GFW is an international initiative originated by WRI to provide improved data and information about the world’s forests by merging the latest technology with on-the-ground partnerships. Nancy identifies thematic and geographic research priorities for GFW and leads the acquisition and generation of new data and analytical content. She collaborates with GFW staff and partners to produce and communicate original, policy-relevant research that further advances global understanding of critical drivers and dynamics of forest change. Prior to joining WRI, Nancy worked as a Carbon and Land Use Specialist in the Ecosystem Services unit of Winrock International, where she provided technical assistance to multiple stakeholders on climate change mitigation options in the land sector. She holds a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Systems Ecology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF).