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Rachel Smolker, Ph.D.

rachel smolkerCo-director, Biofuelwatch

Rachel Smolker is a co-director of Biofuelwatch, and a member of the Steering Committee of the international Campaign to STOP GE Trees. She has researched, written. and organized extensively on the impacts of biofuels and bioenergy on land use, forests, biodiversity, food, people’ and the climate. She also works with various alliances including Global Forest Coalition, Energy Justice Network and others opposing market-based solutions to climate change and other “false solutions.”

She has a Ph.D. in ecology/biology from the University of Michigan and worked previously as a field biologist, gaining firsthand experience with the complex balance between the needs of people and the ecological systems they depend upon. She lives in Vermont and has a list of publications, available on request.

B.A. in Biological Sciences, 1983 from University of California at Santa Cruz
Ph.D. in Biology, 1992, University of Michigan

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