Natural Systems Adaptation to Climate Change in California
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Rebecca Shaw, PhD The Nature Conservancy of California, 201 Mission St - 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105 email@example.com
Dr. Rebecca Shaw, Associate State Director, Conservation Programs, is responsible for overseeing all conservation projects and programs in The Nature Conservancy's California chapter. Until recently, she directed the California chapter's Conservation Science and Planning Department, where she was responsible for incorporating the best available scientific information and practices in the full array of Conservancy programs and for managing an interdisciplinary team of scientific and technical experts who carry out conservation science and planning in California. Dr. Shaw joined The Nature Conservancy in March 2002 to lead the Invasive Species Initiative in California. She took the post of director of conservation science in November 2002. Prior to joining the Conservancy, she conducted research at The Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University on the impacts of global change on plant communities, ecosystem processes, and biodiversity. Dr. Shaw has published numerous articles, including several in the leading journals Science and Nature, and has won numerous fellowships for her research. She holds a B.A. in biology from UC Santa Barbara and an M.A. in environmental policy and a Ph.D. in ecology from UC Berkeley.
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