The Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) is pleased to announce four new members have joined the team in its mission to advance ecosystem service markets that incentivize farmers and ranchers to improve soil health systems that benefit society. Paul Meints, Ph.D., will serve as the Research Director of the ESMRC, the research arm of ESMC. Two new Project Managers, Cassie Kniebel Aherin and Benjamin Bartley, will oversee coordination of pilot projects and protocol and certification work, respectively. Additionally, Deke Alkire, Ph.D., has joined the team to develop the ESMC Certified Technical Assistance Provider Program and the ESMC Certified Verifier Program. Caroline Wade has also been promoted to Program Director, providing leadership and coordination for linking the ESMC/ESMRC research and development, protocol development and pilot project work.
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