Dr. Marlen Eve serves as the Deputy Administrator over the Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems (NRSAS) program area at the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Office of National Programs. NRSAS provides strategic leadership of ARS research programs in water resources, soil and air quality, sustainability of our crop and livestock production systems, and the soil/plant/atmosphere interface. He previously served as a National Program Leader within NRSAS, overseeing research programs in soil and air, as well as pasture and rangeland resources. Dr. Eve also provides leadership as the Chair of the Executive Committee for the USDA Climate Hubs and as the USDA Research, Education and Economics (REE) Climate Adaptation research theme lead.
Prior to joining ARS, Dr. Eve served as Senior Advisor for Climate Change in the USDA Office of the Chief Scientist, and directed the development of new tools for farm-scale estimation of greenhouse gas emissions and reductions within the Climate Change Program Office in USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist.
Marlen has also been responsible for coordinating national level greenhouse gas inventories for agriculture and forestry. Earlier in his career, he was an ARS soil scientist in Fort Collins, where he generated the first national GHG inventory for agricultural soils using the IPCC methodology, subsequently serving as an IPCC author. Dr. Eve grew up on a dryland grain and livestock operation in north-central Montana, received his B.S. in Soil Resources from Montana State University and a Masters and Ph.D. from New Mexico State University using technology and modeling to study landscape dynamics and ecosystem health.