Frank Lowenstein is Climate Adaptation Strategy Leader for The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Global Climate Change Team. In this role he heads the organization’s work on how natural systems can contribute to helping people adapt to climate change. Previously he served as Director of Forest Health for TNC’s North America Conservation Region, heading its collaborative efforts with many partners to protect America’s forests from non-native insects and diseases; prior to that he led TNC’s work in the tri-state region of northwestern Connecticut, southwestern Massachusetts, and adjacent areas of New York. During his 17 years with The Nature Conservancy Frank has worked to conserve forests and wetlands in many diverse habitats, including the Selva Maya of Mexico, the Tumbesian dry forests of Ecuador, pine forests of the Bahamas, and the deciduous forests of the northeastern United States. Outside of work Frank is co-author of two popular books, Bugs: Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes and Other Closely Related Arthropods and Voices of Protest: Documents of Courage and Dissent; he has also published numerous scientific articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers.