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Pursuing and translating science to guide big ideas, shape conservation strategies, and advance nature-based solutions to complex environmental challenges.


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Phil Levin, Lead Scientist Phil is interested in bridging the gaps between theory and practice and between social and natural sciences. The focus of his current work is developing interdisciplinary tools to inform conservation of marine, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and communities that depend upon them.

Phil Levin, Lead Scientist

Phil is interested in bridging the gaps between theory and practice and between social and natural sciences. The focus of his current work is developing interdisciplinary tools to inform conservation of marine, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and communities that depend upon them.

Julie Morse, Regional Ecologist Julie leads science for the Puget Sound and Floodplains by Design programs. Julie fuses her background in Wildlife Biology with on-the-ground project implementation and community planning. "A sensible ecologist, living in the Anthropocene. Fortunately, I thrive on adventure."

Julie Morse, Regional Ecologist

Julie leads science for the Puget Sound and Floodplains by Design programs. Julie fuses her background in Wildlife Biology with on-the-ground project implementation and community planning.

"A sensible ecologist, living in the Anthropocene. Fortunately, I thrive on adventure."

Jodie Toft, Senior Marine Ecologist Jodie leads a diverse team tackling issues ranging from coastal and marine spatial planning to ways to mitigate the impacts of climate change across our region. "Finned and shelled critters in salt water—they’re my thing."

Jodie Toft, Senior Marine Ecologist

Jodie leads a diverse team tackling issues ranging from coastal and marine spatial planning to ways to mitigate the impacts of climate change across our region.

"Finned and shelled critters in salt water—they’re my thing."

Erica Simek Sloniker, Cartographer and Visual Communications Erica makes science and conservation look good through leading in design and production of maps, infographics and other tools for conservation storytelling. "Creating visual stories that shine and make you mappy."

Erica Simek Sloniker, Cartographer and Visual Communications

Erica makes science and conservation look good through leading in design and production of maps, infographics and other tools for conservation storytelling.

"Creating visual stories that shine and make you mappy."

Emily Howe, Aquatic Ecologist Emily works across ecosystems, looking at how landscape configuration and management shapes relationships for food webs, organisms and ecosystem processes. "Following water from snowcaps to whitecaps."

Emily Howe, Aquatic Ecologist

Emily works across ecosystems, looking at how landscape configuration and management shapes relationships for food webs, organisms and ecosystem processes.

"Following water from snowcaps to whitecaps."

Jamie Robertson, Conservation Geographer Jamie works in spatial analysis and mapping at all scales, from global freshwater and marine habitat assessments to site-level optimization for wetlands. "Ready to explore, discover, learn and share!"

Jamie Robertson, Conservation Geographer

Jamie works in spatial analysis and mapping at all scales, from global freshwater and marine habitat assessments to site-level optimization for wetlands.

"Ready to explore, discover, learn and share!"


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