Co-Director, iNaturalist; Patterson Scholar, California Academy of Sciences; Fellow, National Geographic Society
Scott Loarie is co-director of iNaturalist, a citizen science social network that is a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences, where he’s a Patterson Scholar, and the National Geographic Society, where he is a fellow. Loarie’s conservation research focuses on the impact of land use and climate change on biodiversity across ecosystems worldwide, and on the application of technology to confront these conservation challenges. Formerly, he was a research fellow at Stanford University’s Carnegie Institution for Science and a lecturer in the Geography Department at University of California Berkeley. Loarie has published numerous scientific articles in journals such as Nature and the Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences.