Bio

Jane Carter Ingram is the Director of the Ecosystem Services Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), where she works with WCS staff and partners around the world to identify and develop innovative approaches such as Payments for Ecosystem Services that stimulate the sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystems.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford in England; and completed a Post-Doctoral fellowship at the Earth Institute of Columbia University in New York. 

"Carter" has worked for extended periods on sustainable development issues in Costa Rica, England, Kenya, Madagascar, the Seychelles, Sri Lanka, and the United States. She is an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, a member of the steering committee for the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, an Adjunct faculty member in the Environmental Studies department at New York University, serves on the Technical Advisory Committee for the United Nations Development Program's Equator Initiative, and is a member of the Womensphere Global Advisory Board.

She has presented her work in numerous articles, book chapters, reports, and documentaries and is the lead editor of a recently released two volume series on "Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction", which Professor Jeffrey Sachs has written are an example of “sustainable development analysis at its best”.

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