Benjamin Z. Houlton is the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a Cornell University professor in the Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and of Global Development.


An accomplished international scientist, his research interests include global ecosystem processes, climate change solutions, and agricultural sustainability. As founding co-chair of the California Collaborative for Climate Change solutions, Ben works with researchers from key research institutions to accelerate the translation of research findings into practical climate solutions.


He also directs farmland carbon sequestration projects to improve crop yields and create new financial markets for farmers and ranchers. Ben has published more than 130 works including peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and published abstracts as tracked by Google Scholar.


As part of his mission to connect scientific discovery with the public, he is also a frequent guest on regional and national news programs.


Head of Global Biologics Division of BCS