Erica Spotswood, PhD
Lead Scientist for the Urban Nature Lab
Resilient Landscapes Program
Urban Nature Lab
Erica Spotswood is Lead Scientist for the Urban Nature Lab at the San Francisco Estuary Institute. She uses data-driven approaches to quantify the benefits of nature for biodiversity and human well-being, and brings science into design and planning for nature in cities. Her work provides guidance for how to support biodiversity, human health, and climate resilience to make cities better places for nature and for people.
Erica received a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in the department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. Prior to joining SFEI, Erica was a postdoctoral researcher with Katherine Suding, also at UC Berkeley. Before graduate school, Erica worked for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Central Africa, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa.
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