Erin Conlisk

Quantitative Ecologist

I am a quantitative ecologist integrating field experiments with novel quantitative techniques to aid management of California plants and wildlife threatened by climate change, land-use change, and altered disturbance regimes. I grew up in San Diego, California, and received a PhD in 2007 in UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group. At Point Blue, I combine remote-sensed (Landsat-derived) water maps, NDVI-derived and field-tested crop yields, and climate projections with rigorously designed (Pacific Flyway Survey) and opportunistically collected (eBird) data to predict seasonal, spatially-explicit bird abundances.

I subscribe to Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard’s “secret to a good life: always be the oldest one in the room”. Thus, when I am not working out of the Petaluma office, you will find my talking to young people about science, getting outside, being active, and whatever newfangled stuff we didn’t have in my day.

More about my work can be found here.