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Jane Lubchenco


Jane Lubchenco is an American environmental scientist and marine ecologist who teaches and does research at Oregon State University. Her research interests include interactions between the environment and human well-being, biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable use of oceans and the planet. From 2009 to 2013, she served as Administrator of NOAA and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.


  • Early life and education 

  • Academic career 

  • Science communication 

  • Scientific leadership 

  • Sustainability science 

  • NOAA 

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  • Research and publications