Leading the San Diego Climate Science Alliance

Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program

Fellows: 

Award Date: 

November 2014

Amount: 

$40,000

Location: 

San Diego, CA

Dr. Amber Pairis was hired by the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC) to develop and lead the San Diego Climate Science Alliance.  The CA LCC is a collaborative of regional networks organized under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that links scientific expertise with on-the-ground conservation and management needs.  Amber will focus on the San Diego area, filling a critical gap in CA LCC's regional networks.  She will be the primary scientist and strategist for the Alliance, bridging regional climate science needs with the larger network of scientists, agencies and planning efforts underway in California.  In her first year in this new position, Amber will establish the San Diego regional network, identify conservation efforts that would benefit from more scientific coordination, and provide climate science trainings and tools to partners in developing climate adaptation strategies.

Grant Outcome: 

Spotlight on Leadership

Robert Heilmayr: Market-based conservation programs slow deforestation in Chile
A new study of market-based forest conservation schemes in Chile provides rare insight into the effectiveness of this relatively new approach to preventing deforestation. The schemes, known as non-state, market-driven (NSMD) governance regimes reduced deforestation on participating properties by between 2 and 23 percent, conclude Switzer Fellow Robert Heilmayr and Eric Lambin.Read more >

A vibrant community of environmental leaders