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Dr. Adina M. Merenlender

Professor of Cooperative Extension in Conservation Science
ANR Hopland Research & Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449-9717
(707) 744-1424 ext 1643
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ESPM - Ecosystem Sciences
Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
Environmental Stewards (formerly California Naturalist Program)



Adina Merenlender has been a Professor in Cooperative Extension in Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley since 1995. Her position is based at the Hopland Research and Extension Center, a 5,000-acre field station in Mendocino County. She also served as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Queensland Department of Zoology in Brisbane, Australia (2004); at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City (2008); and with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative through the University of Cambridge Zoology Department in 2019.

She is a conservation biologist with over 100 scientific research articles on the forces that influence biodiversity loss. Her work in environmental problem solving includes the use of spatially-explicit decision-support systems for conservation planning. Adina started the UC California Naturalist program and is now helping to build UC Climate Stewards to increase climate literacy and help citizens take an active role in climate stewardship. She is also the co-author of “Corridor Ecology”, “The California Naturalist Handbook”, and "Climate Stewardship" See more at http://ucanr.org/sites/merenlenderConservation Science and Stewardship (berkeley.edu)


Post-doctoral Fellow in Conservation Biology, Stanford University, 1993-1995. 1995
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Visiting graduate student, 1991-1993. 1993
PhD Conservation Biology, University of Rochester. 1993
MS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, San Diego. 1986
BA Biology, University of California, San Diego. 1985


Environmental Science and Policy


conservation biology, land use planning, habitat connectivity, environmental education, climate stewardship

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