Kristen E. Dybala

Principal Ecologist

As Principal Ecologist in the Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group of Point Blue, I lead strategic research to inform conservation strategies that have multiple benefits for people and wildlife. My research has included bird population and community responses to restoration, climate change impacts, and trade-offs with carbon sequestration. I work in riparian and wetland ecosystems in California’s Central Valley, and I supervise the long-term research programs based out of our Palomarin Field Station.

I earned my Ph.D. in Ecology at UC Davis, and conducted postdoctoral research at the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. I am currently a member of the Society for Conservation Biology and American Ornithological Society. I am also an Associate Editor for The Condor: Ornithological Applications.

I am always interested in collaborations, and I am open to advising graduate students. For more information about current and past projects, please visit my [personal website](link to or contact me at the information below.