David Gustafson

Project Director
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)

Dave Gustafson currently serves as a CTIC Project Director. His academic training was in chemical engineering (Stanford, B.S., 1980; University of Washington, Ph.D., 1983). He worked 30 years in private industry (Shell, Rhône-Poulenc, Monsanto) and then at the Agiruclture & Food Systems Institute through 2016. Now an independent scientist, he leads research helping food systems meet nutrition needs in more sustainable ways. Dave’s early career focused on environmental modeling agricultural impacts on water quality, and subsequently on various other sustainability issues. Beginning in 2007, Dave began leading efforts to understand climate adaptation and mitigation imperatives in the global agri-food system.