Dr. Liba Pejchar – I am an associate professor and conservation biologist at Colorado State University. My research explores win-win opportunities to conserve and restore biodiversity on working lands while also sustaining the livelihoods of landowners. With my amazing students, I address topics ranging from the effects of species loss, recovery, and invasive species on biodiversity and ecosystem function, as well as how to sustain plant and animal communities in landscapes dominated by agricultural production, residential development, and energy extraction. My current and former projects span Colorado, Hawaii and New Zealand, and focus on birds, mammals, invertebrates and plants. I find working across disciplines to seek innovative ways to integrate conservation biology, finance and policy very rewarding. Through research, teaching and outreach, I pursue ways to overcome local and global environmental challenges at the intersection of biodiversity and human well-being.