Michael Wolosin directs Climate Advisers' research and policy work on reducing emissions from global deforestation. He also serves as the program director for the bipartisan Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests. Michael previously led the Nature Conservancy's efforts to strengthen U.S. policies to conserve tropical forests, bringing the organization's on-the-ground experiences around the world to bear in the U.S. policy process through new multi-stakeholder coalitions and direct outreach. Before this he was a Policy Fellow at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, where he authored and edited a number of climate policy briefs. He did his doctoral research in forest ecology at Duke University, studying light competition and growth using advanced remote sensing and statistical techniques, and is co-author of a number of peer-reviewed papers published by top academic journals.