Aaron IversonPostdoctoral Associate, Department of EntomologyCornell Universityhttp://soilandfood.org/approach-organization/partners/
Aaron is a collaborating researcher with the Farmer-led Agroecological Research in Malawi for Biodiversity (FARM for Biodiversity) project. He is an agroecologist interested in the intersection of biodiversity conservation and human livelihood in agricultural landscapes. In particular, his research addresses the question of how wild biodiversity can benefit farmers through pest control and pollination services. He has conducted this research in temperate and tropical regions, and is excited to work with farmers and collaborators in Malawi. Aaron believes that farmers are natural experimenters and naturalists and that their knowledge is integral for developing sustainable agricultural systems. He received his PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan. Aaron and his wife, Emily, have two young children, Andre and Virginia. He enjoys doing just about anything outside—camping, hiking, gardening, and running are some favorites.