Adam P. Dixon graduated from Harvard (BA), Oxford (M.Phil), and Leningrad State University. He worked from 1989-1999 in Russia and Central Asia in aviation, civil aviation, and telecommunications. Beginning in 2000, he became interested in climate change, which led to his work developing technologies to generate renewable energy, to improve energy efficiency, and to monitor and mitigate environmental damage. This has included land use management (LMU) and the sometimes related area of "carbon finance", which is finally gaining more attention after some lean years. His current academic interest is in LMU and the monitoring of ecological systems and environmental degradation in the FSU, with the associated development of both civil society and government responses, and the potential impact on migration, political stability, and national security.