Dangermond Preserve Scientist
Elizabeth Hiroyasu is the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve Scientist where she works with interdisciplinary teams to guide research, conservation, and restoration on the Preserve. In her work on the Preserve, Elizabeth works to ensure that restoration and stewardship projects have strong scientific foundations and that lessons learned from those projects are shared with the broader communities of practice. She also builds collaborations with outside experts to guide management and leverage the Preserve as a living laboratory.
Elizabeth recently supported the Climate Program at TNC California, providing scientific leadership to the disaster resilience and sustainable development strategies. Prior to joining TNC, Elizabeth received her PhD at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at University of California Santa Barbara, focusing on the ecological and social management of vertebrate invasive species. The focus of her research was the ecological and social management of vertebrate invasive or reintroduced wildlife species. Elizabeth earned her MESM from the Bren School at UCSB and a BS in biology from University of California Los Angeles.
What Elizabeth is working on now:
Elizabeth is currently helping to manage over 70 research projects and collaborations at the Dangermond Preserve. She also helps to guide stewardship and restoration efforts. She continues to participate in collaborations related to invasive species management and reintroductions.
Elizabeth S. Forbes, Peter S. Alagona, Andrea J. Adams, Sarah E. Anderson, Kevin C.Brown, Jolie Colby, Scott D. Cooper, Sean M. Denny, Elizabeth H.T. Hiroyasu, Robert Heilmayr, Bruce E. Kendall, Jennifer A. Martin, Molly Hardesty-Moore, Alexis M. Mychajliw, Brian P. Tyrrell, Zoë S.Welch
Species reintroductions in a changing world are difficult and highly uncertain. This paper introduces a framework to assess habitat suitability using historic, geographic, and taxonomic analogies to triangulate places best suited for reintroduction using the California Grizzly as a case study.