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Emily Clark

Environmental Analyst
Resilient Landscapes Program

Emily Clark joined SFEI’s Resilient Landscapes program in 2015 and works primarily as a historical ecologist. She received her Master’s degree from McGill University in 2015. Her research at McGill focused on historical trends of ecosystem service provisioning in Canada. Using techniques ranging from archival research, GIS, and statistical analysis she mapped and evaluated Canada-wide trends in twelve ecosystem service bundles over a one hundred-year period. Emily also graduated summa cum laude from Emory University with degrees in Environmental Science and History.

Related Projects, News, and Events

Petaluma River Watershed Historical Ecology Study (Project)

This project reconstructs the historical hydrology and ecology of the Petaluma River watershed prior to major Euro-American modification. It demonstrates the efficacy of historical hydrology and ecology in identifying and prioritizing multi-benefit restoration opportunities.

U.S. Coast Survey. San Diego Bay, California. 1857.
Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

How to “ReWild” San Diego’s Mission Bay (News)

SFEI's Resilient Landscape Program recently completed a "reconnaissance" historical ecology study of San Diego's Mission Bay. This targeted project collected high-priority historical data (such as maps, photographs, and texts) that shed light on how Mission Bay and the surrounding region looked and functioned prior to major landscape modification during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Mission Bay Historical Ecology Reconnaissance Study (Project)

The Mission Bay Historical Ecology Reconnaissance Study, completed in February of 2016, collected and organized data on the historical conditions of Mission Bay in San Diego County. The project was carried out in support of San Diego Audubon Society's ReWild Mission Bay project, a three-year planning effort exploring options to restoring wetlands in the northeast corner of the estuary.