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Sacha Heath, PhD

Senior Ecological Scientist
Resilient Landscapes Program
Urban Nature Lab

Sacha joined the Resilient Landscapes Program in 2022. She is an ecologist broadly interested in applying and communicating science to inform, implement, and evaluate environmental management, restoration, and biodiversity conservation. Sacha received a PhD in Ecology from the University of California at Davis, an MS in Wildlife from Cal Poly Humboldt, a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and was a Living Earth Collaborative Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. For over two decades she has conducted avian ecological research in protected, restored, agricultural, and urban landscapes and has participated in collaborative habitat conservation planning efforts. She prioritizes reciprocity and information exchange among stakeholders and is dedicated to diversity and equity along multiple axes in science and conservation.

Sacha’s Google Scholar, LinkedIn, and Research Gate profiles and personal website.

Related Projects, News, and Events

Sediment Solutions (Project)

Sediment Solutions is a timely and innovative project that builds on SFEI’s past work, operationalizing cutting-edge science to inform management approaches that take advantage of natural processes to provide more creek sediment to baylands, increase climate resilience, and enhance creek health. With study areas in North Bay, East Bay, and South Bay, the project will provide new guidance for management strategies that support flood risk management and ecosystem health benefits throughout the region.

New publication from the Urban Nature team uncovers local and landscape scale influences on urban bird and pollinator occupancy (News)

SFEI's Resilient Landscapes Program is excited to share a new publication in Ecology and Evolution from our Urban Nature team, Patterns in bird and pollinator occupancy and richness in a mosaic of urban office parks across scales and seasons, led by Kelly Iknayan and Sacha Heath at SFEI with a team of co-authors: Scott Terrill (H. T.