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 www.kristendybala.com) or contact me at the information below.
Optimizing carbon storage and biodiversity co-benefits in reforested riparian zones
Dybala KE, Steger K, Walsh RG, Smart DR, Gardali T, Seavy NE (2019)
Journal of Applied Ecology 56:343-353. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13272
Carbon sequestration in riparian forests: a global meta-analysis
Dybala KE, Matzek V, Gardali T, Seavy NE (2019)
Global Change Biology 25:57-67. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14475
Evaluating riparian restoration success: Long-term, large-scale responses of the breeding bird community in California's lower Putah Creek watershed
Dybala KE, Engilis A, Trochet JA, Engilis IE, Truan ML (2018)
Ecological Restoration 36:76-85. DOI: 10.3368/er.36.1.76
Population and habitat objectives for avian conservation in California's Central Valley riparian ecosystems
Dybala KE, Clipperton N, Gardali T, Golet GH, Kelsey R, Lorenzato S, Melcer R, Seavy NE, Silveira JG, Yarris GS (2017)
San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 15. DOI: 10.15447/sfews.2017v15iss1art5
Email: Kristen E. Dybala
(707) 781-2555 x421