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Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore smiling in a field of prairie

Lisa Schulte Moore

  • Co-Director
  • Director of C-CHANGE
  • Professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore is a professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Co-Director of the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University. She conducts research and teaches in the areas of agriculture, ecology, forestry and human-landscape interactions. Her research addresses the strategic integration of perennials into agricultural landscapes to support new agricultural markets and to meet societal goals for healthy soils, clean water, abundant wildlife and inspiring recreational opportunities. She works to return more of the value from agricultural supply chains to rural communities and the land. She develops relationships and institutional capacity so diverse groups of people can more effectively work together. She is a Fellow of the Leopold Leadship Program, Ecological Society of America and the MacArthur Foundation (2021 Fellow).

Additionally, Dr. Schulte Moore is a co-founder of the Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips (STRIPS) project, which pioneered the prairie strips conservation practice. She is also lead developer of People in Ecosystems/Watershed Integration (PEWI), a simple web-based educational game designed to help people understand human impacts on the environment and improve the management of natural resources. She directs C-CHANGE, an Iowa State University Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative and USDA-NIFA Sustainable Agricultural Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project.

Dr. Schulte Moore has published more than 100 scientific and educational articles. Her work has been covered by the BBC, Corn and Soybean Digest, National Public Radio, the New York Times, Successful Farming, and the Washington Post among other farm and general interest media outlets.

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1140 Biorenewables Research | Biorenewables Complex
617 Bissell Road
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  • Ph.D., Forestry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002.
  • M.S., Biology, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1996.
  • B.S., Biology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1993.

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