Restoration and Research Lead
Stefanie joined the Project Watershed Team in January 2023 while finishing her PhD in Forest & Conservation Science from the University of British Columbia, where her work focused estuary vegetation responses to environmental stress. When she was young, Stefanie would daydream ways to add more trees and plants in our urban landscapes to increase the amount of natural area around us. She has since developed her diverse expertise through experience and education, from landscaping to laboratory research. Stefanie thinks across scales of cellular, organism, population, community, and ecosystem ecology from high-altitude deserts to estuaries, and the waterways that connect them.
Through her role as Restoration & Research Lead, Stefanie aims to design restoration projects as ‘living labs’ to better understand how we can leverage natural processes for optimal restoration success. Her key areas of interest are seed dispersal through water (hydrochory), edible landscapes, and functional traits of native and non-native species. In her spare time, you can find Stefanie gardening, baking, or just hanging out with her husband and cat.
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