ILSI Research Foundation
Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS)
Washington D.C., USA
Dave Gustafson serves as Director for ILSI Research Foundation’s Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS), the purpose of which is to foster new public-private partnerships on improving scientific understanding of how climate change and resource scarcity impact sustainable nutrition security. Dave’s academic training was in chemical engineering (Stanford, BS, 1980; University of Washington, PhD, 1983). He spent 30 years in private industry (Shell, Rhône-Poulenc, and Monsanto) before becoming Director of CIMSANS. His initial focus was predicting agricultural impacts on water quality. In subsequent years, Dave developed new modeling approaches to pollen-mediated gene flow, population genetics of insects, and weed resistance. Beginning in 2007, Dave began to focus on how climate change impacts agriculture. He has served on various national and international teams looking at this issue, including the Executive Secretariat of the US Government’s National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee.
Session 4A: Assessing Sustainable Nutrition Security: The Role of Food Systems