I work as the director of science and research, and the Weston Family senior scientist, at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). I'm also an adjunct professor at the University of Northern British Columbia.
I've worked in research, conservation, consulting, and teaching across western North America, East Africa, and Central America for 20 years. My scientific work tends to be very applied, i.e., grounded in real life problems and solutions. For instance, how are different plants and animals affected by human activities? What are the pros, cons, and tradeoffs of different decisions in conservation practice and policy?
I care deeply that evidence informs and guides effective practices and policies, like land-use and conservation planning, habitat restoration, and environmental law. I'm a big fan of science communication and outreach, including public talks, storytelling, and media engagement.
My email address is aerin . jacob at natureconservancy . ca. You can also find me on Twitter or LinkedIn.