Jon Fisher leads Pew’s efforts to design and plan research projects on land and in freshwater habitats, and contributes to the Trusts’ exploration of new environmental lines of work, including the sustainable management of global natural resources.
Before joining Pew, Fisher worked at The Nature Conservancy in a variety of global science roles, including developing sustainability impact metrics, data management, conservation planning, sustainable agriculture, and corporate sustainability. His research focused on how to deliver the information needed to make conservation decisions more efficiently and effectively. He also worked at the University of Illinois on a project to reduce airplane-bird strikes through custom radar and ecological spatial analysis.
Fisher holds a bachelor’s degree in forestry, a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and environmental sciences, and a master’s degree in environmental engineering with a concentration in stream ecology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.