Timothy D. Searchinger is a Senior Research Scholar at Princeton University's Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment. He is also a Senior Fellow and Technical Director of the Food Program at the World Resources Institute. Although trained as a lawyer, his work today combines ecology, agronomy and economics to analyze the challenge of how to feed a growing world population while reducing the environmental consequences of agriculture, particularly land use change, greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen pollution.
Searchinger's work draws on rigorous scientific research to inform critical policy discussions on climate change and how to limit agricutural emissions. Read more about his publications, white papers, and recent policy debates across this site.
- Opportunities to Reduce Methane Emissions from Global Agriculture
- Comparing the Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Dairy and Pork Systems Across Countries Using Land-Use Carbon Opportunity Costs
- Europe's Land Future? Opportunities to use Europe’s land to fight climate change and improve biodiversity—and why proposed policies could undermine both
- A Pathway to Carbon Neutral Agriculture in Denmark
- Opinion: A “more ammonium solution” to mitigate nitrogen pollution and boost crop yields
- Recommendations for Mitigating U.S. Agricultural Emissions