Design and Communications
Resilient Landscapes Program
Ellen Plane is an environmental scientist in the Resilient Landscapes Program, focusing on sea-level rise adaptation and tidal habitat restoration. Her work supports landscape planning efforts that aim to enhance shoreline resilience using nature-based solutions. Ellen also specializes in groundwater rise and has been a leader in expanding knowledge about this emerging climate hazard in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ellen holds a BA in biology from Dartmouth College and Master of City Planning and Master of Landscape Architecture in Environmental Planning degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. She is experienced in geospatial analysis, cartography, and graphic design. Prior to joining SFEI, Ellen worked on climate change adaptation at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.