Siân Mooney is dean and professor at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Indiana University, Bloomington and IUPUI, Indianapolis). Her research interests lie in questions related to the use of natural resources and the environment and the design of policies to incentivize particular actions or choices. She is an economist that has worked for many years on topics related to water use in the western United States, endangered species, the impacts of climate change and greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. Recently, she has focused on the incentives that scientists face to address complex problems as part of multidisciplinary teams and the role of science information in decision-making. In addition to her academic role, she has served as a program officer at the National Science Foundation and as a member of the Carbon Cycle Science Interagency Working group of the US Global Change Research Program.