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Interdisciplinary Science; Integrated Solutions

April 25, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - 120
Posted InCollege of Science and Mathematics

About Dr. Jensen Reitz Montambault

Jensen Montambault serves as the Interdisciplinary Scientist for the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) and investigates links between science innovations and policy outcomes.  She joined The Nature Conservancy in 2008, researching questions where nature conservation meets human wellbeing. Previously, Jensen served in Peace Corps-Nicaragua, managed grants for National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s USAID Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Program and Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program. Her M.S. and Ph.D. in interdisciplinary ecology from the University of Florida assessed influences of socioeconomics on conservation attitudes in rural Nicaragua and rapid suburbanization on endemic land birds in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

About the Seminar

How can the protection of nature help secure food, energy and water – and enhance the quality of life – for 10 billion people? The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) takes on this key question and believes that successful solutions are bigger than any single organization acting alone.

SNAPP is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara. We fund working groups of 12-18 participants from academia, government NGO’s and private industry for 18-24 months to nimbly tackle challenges at the heart of sustainable and inclusive economic development, human wellbeing and nature conservation with rigorous science and a direct link to implementation.

Join us for a conversation about the SNAPP approach and influential science-to-solutions including: 

  • the science behind the Chinese government’s elephant ivory trade ban 
  • an online tool co-created for and by data-limited fisheries managers across the globe 
  • a World Bank guide to win-wins for human communities and coastal ecosystems in danger 
  • models helping the Tanzanian government manage the needs for agricultural intensification, wildlife conservation, and watershed management