Applied Conservation Scientist
Jensen Montambault joined The Nature Conservancy in May 2008 focused on assessing the impact of conservation interventions through efficient monitoring and evaluation approaches and reporting evidence to key audiences including leadership, partners/funders, and the public. Jensen has nearly 20 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.
Jensen 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.
Applied Conservation Scientist
Montambault JR, Fox D, Lozier L. in prep. National assessment of conservation easement violation rates and successor landowners. For submission to Conservation Letters.
Petersen B, Montambault JR, Koopman M. in prep. Measures paralysis and double-loop earning in the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. For submission to Environmental Management.
Montambault J, Wongbusarakum S, Groves C, Leberer T, Houk P, Golbuu Y, Koska W, Nevitt, B, Joseph E, Carl R, Andrew W, Mersai C. in prep. The value of monitoring data to conservation decision-makers in Micronesia. For submission to Bioscience.
Alavalapati JRR, Montambault JR. in press. Multiple-use management. In Carl Mitcham (ed.), Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, 2nd ed. Vol. 3: L-R. Detroit, MI: Macmillan Reference.
Montambault J, Groves C. 2012. Making monitoring work for conservation: Lessons from The Nature Conservancy. In Lindenmayer D, Gibbons P (eds.), Monitoring for improved biodiversity conservation in Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia.
Lindenmayer D, Gibbons P, Bourke M, Burgman M, Dickman C, Ferrier A, Fitzsimons J, Freudenberger D, Garnett S, Groves C, Hobbs R, Kingsford R, Krebs C, Legge S, Lowe C, McLean R, Montambault J, et al. 2012. Improving biodiversity monitoring. Austral Ecology 37:285-294.
Hamilton R, Potuku T, Montambault J. 2011. Community-based conservation results in the recovery of reef fish spawning aggregations in the Coral Triangle. Biological Conservation 144:1850-1858.
Lindenmayer D, Gibbons P, Bourke M, Burgman M, Dickman C, Ferrier A, Fitzsimons J, Freudenberger D, Garnett S, Groves C, Hobbs R, Kingsford R, Krebs C, Legge S, Lowe C, McLean R, Montambault J, et al. 2011. Improving biodiversity monitoring. Austral Ecology, online early.
McDonald-Madden E, Baxter PWJ, Fuller RA, Martin TG, Game ET, Montambault J, Possingham HP. 2011. Should we implement monitoring or research for conservation? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26:108-109.
McDonald-Madden E, Baxter PWJ, Fuller RA, Martin TG, Game ET, Montambault J, Possingham HP. 2010. Monitoring doesn’t always count. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25:547-550.
Steadman DW, Montambault JR, Robinson SK, Oswalt SN, Brandeis TJ, et al. 2009. Relative abundance, habitat use, and long-term population changes of wintering and resident landbirds on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121:41-53.
Montambault JR, Groves CR. 2009. Improving conservation practice by investing in monitoring strategy effectiveness. Conservation Measures Working Paper 2. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA.
Montambault JR. 2007. Conservation Status and Potential of West Indian Endemic Bird Species in a Rapidly Suburbanizing Landscape, Middle Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands. Doctoral dissertation. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.