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Kristen Dybala

Principal Ecologist

Point Blue Conservation Science

Expertise: Conservation, riparian and wetland ecosystems, restoration

Kristen Dybala serves as principal ecologist in the Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group at Point Blue Conservation Science, where she directs strategic research to inform conservation and land management strategies that are science-based and climate-smart, and that provide multiple benefits for people, ecosystems, and wildlife. Much of her work has focused on the conservation and restoration of riparian and wetland ecosystems in California’s Central Valley and Delta, working with partners to establish science-based conservation objectives, analyze the impacts of habitat restoration and incentive programs, quantify associated co-benefits, and project the multiple benefits and trade-offs of large-scale changes to the landscape. She earned her PhD in ecology at the University of California, Davis conducting research on the impacts of weather and projected impacts of climate change on songbird demography and population dynamics in California.