In The Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter, Elizabeth provides science leadership to different projects in the Cities Strategy. She is helping to develop a greenprint for the Southern California Association of Governments, a conservation tool that will cover much of Southern California. She also aids on the disaster resilience team to understand how nature-based solutions can help to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters caused by climate change.
Prior to working for TNC, Elizabeth received her PhD at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at University of California Santa Barbara. The focus of her research was the ecological and social management of vertebrate invasive species. She has also collaborated with the California Grizzly Research Network, examining the constraints and opportunities for reintroducing grizzly bears to California. Elizabeth earned her MESM from the Bren School at UCSB and a BS in biology from University of California Los Angeles.
Elizabeth's personal website can be found here.
What Elizabeth is working on now:
I am currently wrapping up dissertation manuscripts and preparing them for publication, I am also continuing to participate in working groups and collaborations at UC Santa Barbara related to reintroduction of grizzly bears in California.