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Healy Hamilton

Chief Scientist, NatureServe

  •    Chief Scientist, NatureServe



  •    Member Profile

  • Dr. Healy Hamilton is currently Chief Scientist at NatureServe and President of the Society for Conservation GIS. She is a biodiversity scientist with broad interests in the evolution and conservation of the diversity of life.  Her current research focus is global change biology, with an emphasis in forecasting the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems for natural resource management and conservation.  Her most recent research efforts involve understanding uncertainty in ecological forecasting. She has published her work together with colleagues in Nature, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Ecological Modeling, and other peer-reviewed journals. She obtained her masters degree at Yale University and her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. Dr. Hamilton serves on the Science Committe of the National Park Service Advisory Board.  She is a Switzer Foundation Environmental Leadership grantee and a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar.