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Bronwen Stanford, PhD

Environmental Scientist
Resilient Landscapes Program

Bronwen Stanford is an applied ecologist in the Resilient Landscapes program at the San Francisco Estuary Institute. Her research seeks to identify management strategies to support both ecological function and human benefit in aquatic ecosystems and the landscapes that surround them. Bronwen has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz, where she studied land use impacts on stream restoration outcomes. Prior to graduate school she worked in SFEI's historical ecology program, and she has also worked to develop ecological flows as part of the instream flow program at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. She received her B.A. from Stanford University, where she completed a thesis on community-based forest management in Madagascar.