Jan 26, 2016

New York (January 25, 2016) – In today's New York Times, the San Francisco Estuary Institute and its scientists from the Resilient Landscapes program inspired the newspaper's broad readership to look back in time to see a clearer future. "In Napa Valley, Future Landscapes are Viewed in the Past" by journalist Jim Robbins describes the transformative field of historical ecology, as practiced by Robin Grossinger, Letitia Grenier, and Erin Beller of SFEI. Using their work in Napa Valley as an example, Robbins captures the vitality of rigorous, painstaking research performed by SFEI to inform pressing matters concerning landscape restoration. "The institute's historical ecology program," writes Robbins, "has since evolved into one of the largest and most successful efforts to restore an ecosystem by gathering evidence on how it once was."

Read more about historical ecology, SFEI's remarkable scientists, and its important partnerships in this New York Times article.

Jim Robbins
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Historical Ecology