Jensen Montambault is an interdisciplinary scientist with The Nature Conservancy and researches questions at the nexus of nature conservation and human wellbeing. She serves on the management team and Science Advisory Council of the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) and investigates the link between science innovations, human behavior and conservation outcomes.
Jensen has over 25 years of experience working on conservation projects throughout the world. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, she served as a community environmental promoter in Peace Corps-Nicaragua, managed grants for the USAID Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Program at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and coordinated Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program.
She received her M.S. in interdisciplinary ecology from the University of Florida assessing socioeconomic influences on household attitudes toward conservation in rural Nicaragua and her Ph.D. in the same program studying the effects of rapid suburbanization on endemic land birds in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The Science for Nature and People Partnership include two international nature conservation organizations and a science synthesis center – The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. SNAPP funds working groups that answer science questionssand foster a pathway to implementation at the intersection of nature conservation, human well-being and inclusive, sustainable development.
Four examples of influential science to solutions from SNAPP working groups include:
In addition to impact via leadership responsibilities at SNAPP, blogs on Cool Green Science feature science-to-action.