Dan has worked in the Brazilian Amazon for more than 30 years, publishing more than 160 papers and books on the ecological processes, frontier dynamics, and public policies that shape the region. He was previously Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Research Center, Chief Program Officer of Environmental Conservation at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and a Lecturer at Yale University. Dan co-founded the Amazon Environmental Research Institute in 1995, Aliança da Terra in 2004, and was a founding board member of the Round Table for Responsible Soy in 2005 and INOBU (Indonesia) in 2015. He served on the REDD Offsets Working Group of California and is a member of the Science Committee of Acre State’s SISA program. He was a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Fifth Assessment (WG2, Chapter 4). Dan holds a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from Yale University.