Faculty Advisor

    Karen Holl

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    Faculty Advisor - Younger Lagoon Reserve

    Karen Holl (kholl at ucsc.edu) is a Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Her research focuses on understanding how local and landscape scale processes affect ecosystem recovery from human disturbance and using this information to restore damaged ecosystems. Her current research is focused in rain forests in Latin America and chaparral, grassland and riparian systems in California.  She advises numerous public and private agencies on land management and restoration. In 2008 she was selected as an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow and is committed to communicating with policy makers and the public.  She teaches courses in restoration ecology, conservation biology, and environmental problem solving, and recently completed a term as chair of the Environmental Studies Department at UCSC.  She is the associate editor for the Island Press-Society for Ecological Restoration book series and faculty director for the Ken Norris Center for Natural History. She is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences