Associate Environmental Scientist
Design and Communications
Resilient Landscapes Program
Ellen Plane joined SFEI’s Resilient Landscapes program as an Environmental Analyst in 2019. Ellen is primarily involved in sea-level rise and shoreline resilience work at SFEI. Areas of focus include nature-based shoreline adaptation strategies, tidal habitat restoration, rising groundwater, and collaborative adaptation planning processes. Ellen is experienced in geospatial analysis, cartography, and graphic design. She holds a BA in ecology from Dartmouth College and Master of City Planning and Master of Landscape Architecture in Environmental Planning degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Her graduate studies included investigating the impacts of sea-level rise on shallow coastal groundwater and exploring ways to finance shoreline adaptation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining SFEI, Ellen worked in Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration at a Boston-area environmental consulting firm and on climate change adaptation at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.