Holly Gibbs

Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Holly Gibbs is passionate about leading land change science that matters for the world. She directs a large research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is a professor in the Department of Geography and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies’ Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment. For the last decade she has studied the outcomes of Brazil’s zero-deforestation commitments for soy and cattle and worked to find solutions to strengthen them. She works closely with companies, policymakers, and NGOs to bring her science into action. Gibbs is currently a H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellow, and previously received the Deans Award for Distinguished Faculty Achievement and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Prior to UW, Gibbs was a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow at Stanford University.