Keith L. Kline
Since 1990, Keith has been affiliated with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he investigates opportunities for management systems that integrate food, feed, renewable energy and other ecosystem services. Recent research has focused on issues of global land-use change and causal analysis; the design, monitoring and evaluation of development assistance; and sustainability indicators for production systems, standards and certification.
Keith completed studies at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources specializing in Energy and the Environment in 1980, joined the Peace Corps, and began a 22-year career living and working with partners in developing nations to improve livelihoods while conserving forests and biodiversity. International projects (1980-2006) involved agro-forestry systems, community-based concessions, protected area management, rehabilitation of farms and communities after disasters, land tenure and conflict resolution. Keith serves as technical advisor for efforts to assess potential indirect effects associated with land-use change and to develop sustainability criteria for bioenergy production, including the International Organization for Standardization. He also serves on the Global Sustainable Bioenergy project as a task leader and advisor to the Executive Committee.