Allison Thomson is the Science & Research Director at Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. She brings 15 years of interdisciplinary research experience on agricultural systems and the environment to the implementation of sustainable agriculture at scale in the US. Field to Market is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization that unites the commodity crop supply chain (food and retail companies, agribusiness, farmer organizations, conservation groups, universities and government) around common definitions, measurements and standards for sustainable agriculture. Using environmental outcome and science based metrics and benchmarks, she works with Field to Market member organizations on measuring, benchmarking and working to advance sustainable production. Ms. Thomson has written or contributed to over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and currently serves on the Executive Editorial Board of Environmental Research Letters and the Scientific Steering Committee of the Global Land Project. Allison holds a BA from Carleton College and a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University.
Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Land management systems
This recent article in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (COSUST) was written by members of the GLP community for an upcoming GLP Special Issue in COSUST. The paper argues that normative positions are increasingly required of sustainability science and lays out principles that served to guide the themes and organization of the 4th GLP Open Science Meeting.
Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to enable researchers to accelerate discovery, published its annual Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in November with twenty-two GLP Members, SSC Members, and GLP Fellows on it.
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