Theresa Nogeire-McRaeSpatial Scientist
Theresa supports AFT’s mission by carrying out quantitative research to understand the effects of land-use change on agricultural land, focusing primarily on AFT’s multi-year Farms Under Threat research initiative. Before joining AFT, Theresa taught and conducted research on multifunctional landscapes and conservation of nature in agricultural landscapes.
She advised graduate students and taught ecology, geographic information science, sustainable agriculture, and other courses at Oregon State University, where she holds a courtesy faculty appointment, as well as Colorado State University, University of Washington, and University of California Santa Barbara. Theresa holds both a Doctorate and Masters’ of Environmental Science and Management from UCSB, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Vassar College. She lives and grows food with her two kids in her native Willamette Valley, and loves mountain biking, camping, hiking, surfing, and any sport that involves snow.