Dr. Capalbo leads the social and economic research team. She brings her expertise in agriculture and climate change to in-depth research on diversification and intensification of cropping systems.
Susan M. Capalbo is Professor and Department Head for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University since 2008. Dr. Capalbo has been involved in productivity analysis and the economics of climate change, carbon sequestration and integrated policy analysis and tradeoff assessment for the past 25 years. While at Montana State University, she was the founding Director of the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership. The Partnership is addressing the opportunities and challenges for carbon sequestration in both geological and terrestrial sinks. Complimentary to the efforts on geological sequestration, Dr. Capalbo was the PI for the MSU CASMGS effort (2002-2006), a multi-year nine institution effort to address terrestrial sequestration of GHG funded through USDA. She served on the Executive Committee for the CASMGS efforts and is currently working with private foundations and government agencies to extend the research and outreach efforts for carbon offsets and terrestrial sequestration throughout the West. Dr. Capalbo received her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California-Davis in 1982.