Thomas Gardali

Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group Director

Originally from California’s Great Central Valley, I joined Point Blue as a volunteer at the Palomarin Field Station in 1993 and have worked on a wide array of Point Blue projects in many roles since then, from the tidal marshes of San Francisco Bay to the riparian forests along the Sacramento River to the elephant seal colonies on the Farallon Islands.

As Director of the Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group, I am responsible for over 25 projects, and 20 full time staff.

My research interests include ecological restoration, evaluating climate change impacts on wildlife, migratory ecology, and conservation of at-risk species.  I am dedicated to inspiring others to understand and conserve the natural world and to training the next generation of conservation scientists.