Lead Conservation Technology Manager
In The Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter, Kelly is the Lead Conservation Technology Manager at the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve where she oversees GIS and technology projects related to the operation, management, and research at the Preserve.
Kelly holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from University of California, Berkeley. There she used a geospatially motivated and interdisciplinary approach pairing historical vegetation maps and plots with modern forest inventories and remotely sensed derivative products to describe and quantify nearly a century of change in the structure and composition of California’s forests and woodlands. Prior to joining TNC Kelly was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the California Heartbeat Initiative, she linked field-based experiments and sensor networks with repeat UAV surveys to study plant-water interactions across California.
What Kelly is working on now:
I am leading the development of a geospatial infrastructure to support ongoing operation, management, research, and monitoring at the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve.