Resilient Landscapes Program
Urban Nature Lab
Jennifer Symonds is an Environmental Analyst for the Resilient Landscapes program. Jennifer received a B.S. in Environmental Science and a minor in Sustainable Design from University of California, Berkeley. For their honors thesis, Jennifer developed a remote-sensing algorithm to detect cover crops in the Central Coast of California for which they won the Melis Medal at University of California, Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources. Jennifer’s undergraduate research included urban ecology projects in New York City, wastewater pollutant treatment in Santa Cruz, and agroecology research in Berkeley. At SFEI, Jennifer uses their interest in landscape analysis, urban ecology, and research to support Urban Nature Lab projects.
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Managing Open Space in Support of Net Zero (Project)
Protecting carbon stocks and increasing carbon sequestration can support climate change mitigation and maintain healthy, resilient ecosystems. To support SFPUC managers in making informed carbon management decisions, the Alameda Watershed Carbon Assessment offers scientific guidance on the watershed’s current and potential performance as a natural climate solution. This assessment was framed by two main objectives: to quantify current carbon stocks in the Alameda Watershed, and to evaluate opportunities to enhance carbon sequestration in its vegetation and soils.