About Leila Sievanen

I am an Associate Scientist at the California Ocean Science Trust where I am collaborating on several projects related to climate and fisheries as well as advancing the role of local ecological knowledge and the social sciences in MPA monitoring. With a PhD in Environmental Anthropology from the University of Washington and a BS in Biology from UC Davis, I am passionate about advancing interdisciplinary science to inform ocean management and policy. I have worked on themes of marine protected areas, ecosystem-based management, and social-ecological systems as a doctoral student, as a postdoc at Brown University with Drs. Heather Leslie and Lisa Campbell, and as a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association in the West Coast and Pacific Islands where I focused on building their social science programs. I have worked in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the United States. My past research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation. A few recent publications to give you a sense of what I’ve been thinking about and who I’ve been working with:

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by Leila Sievanen / California Ocean Science Trust
June 19, 2017
Download the full report (PDF) New report: Readying California Fisheries for Climate Change California fisheries are at risk from a variety of impacts including a changing climate. The Ocean Protection Council (OPC) provided funding to Ocean Science Trust to convene an interdisciplinary OPC Science...