Chris Crawford

Crawford is studying how changing spatial patterns of agricultural land use are likely to affect biodiversity. In particular, he  focuses on areas of agricultural decline and abandonment to try to understand whether they represent opportunities for the conservation of biodiversity, and how to use policy to guide these transitions. Crawford is in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) program in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and is advised by David Wilcove, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute.