Jensen Montambault, Director, Science for Nature and People Partnership
Jensen Montambault Jensen Montambault, Director, Science for Nature and People Partnership © Jensen Montambault

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Jensen Montambault

Director, Science for Nature and People Partnership

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Biography

Jensen has served as the director of the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) since 2017. In the previous 9 years, she served The Nature Conservancy as a senior scientist and a member of SNAPP’s Science Advisory Council. She is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland.

Prior to joining SNAPP, Jensen managed diverse programs including the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Migratory Bird Program at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua.

A National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Jensen received her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida the effects of human activity on endemic land birds in the Kingdom of Tonga and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Jensen has served as the director of the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) since 2017. In the previous 9 years, she served The Nature Conservancy as a senior scientist and a member of SNAPP’s Science Advisory Council. She is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland.

Prior to joining SNAPP, Jensen managed diverse programs including the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Migratory Bird Program at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua.

A National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Jensen received her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida the effects of human activity on endemic land birds in the Kingdom of Tonga and Turks and Caicos Islands.

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Publications

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2017

Lal, P., Wolde, B., Masozera, M., Burli, P., Alavalapati, J., Ranjan, A., Montambault, J., Banerjee, O., Ochuodho, T. & Mugabo, R. (2017). Valuing visitor services and access to protected areas: The case of Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda. Tourism Management, 61, 141–151.

Montambault, J.R., Dormer, M., Campbell, J., Rana, N., Gottlieb, S., Legge, J., Davis, D. & Chakaki, M. (2017). Social equity and urban nature conservation. Conservation Letters, doi: 10.1111/conl.12423

Reddy, S.M., Montambault, J., Masuda, Y.J., Keenan, E., Butler, W., Fisher, J.R., Asah, S.T. & Gneezy, A. (2017). Advancing Conservation by Understanding and Influencing Human Behavior. Conservation Letters, 10, 248–256.

2015

Alavalapati, J.R.R. & Montambault, J.R. (2015). Multiple-use management. In: Encyclopedia of science, technology, and ethics (ed. Mitcham, C.). Macmillan Reference, Detroit, pp. 183–185.

Montambault, J.R., Wongbusarakum, S., Leberer, T., Joseph, E., Andrew, W., Castro, F., Nevitt, B., Golbuu, Y., Oldiais, N.W., Groves, C.R., Kostka, W. & Houk, P. (2015). Use of monitoring data to support conservation management and policy decisions in Micronesia. Conservation Biology, 29, 1279–1289.

2014

Petersen, B., Montambault, J. & Koopman, M. (2014). The potential for double-loop learning to enable landscape conservation efforts. Environmental Management, 54, 782–794.

2012

Lindenmayer, D.B., Gibbons, P., Bourke, M., Burgman, M., Dickman, C.R., Ferrier, S., Fitzsimons, J., Freudenberger, D., Garnett, S.T., Groves, C., Hobbs, R.J., Kingsford, R.T., Krebs, C., Legge, S., Lowe, A.J., Mclean, R., Montambault, J., Possingham, H., Radford, J., Robinson, D., Smallbone, L., Thomas, D., Varcoe, T., Vardon, M., Wardle, G., Woinarski, J. & Zerger, A. (2012). Improving biodiversity monitoring. Austral Ecology, 37, 285–294.

Montambault, J. & Groves, C. (2012). Making monitoring work for conservation: lessons from The Nature Conservancy. In: Monitoring for improved biodiversity conservation in Australia (eds. Lindenmayer, D. & Gibbons, P.). CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia.

2011 

Hamilton, R.J., Potuku, T. & Montambault, J.R. (2011). Community-based conservation results in the recovery of reef fish spawning aggregations in the Coral Triangle. Biological Conservation, 144, 1850–1858.

2010 

McDonald-Madden, E., Baxter, P.W.J., Fuller, R.A., Martin, T.G., Game, E.T., Montambault, J. & Possingham, H.P. (2010). Monitoring does not always count. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 25, 547–550.

Montambault, J. & Groves, C. (2010). Improving conservation practice by investing in monitoring strategy effectiveness ( No. 2). Conservation Measures Working Paper. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA.

2009 

Steadman, D.W., Montambault, J.R., Robinson, S.K., Oswalt, S.N., Brandeis, T.J., Londoño, A., Reetz, M.J., Schelsky, W.M., Wright, N.A., Hoover, J.P., Jankowski, J., Kratter, A.W., Martínez, A. & Smith, J. (2009). Relative abundance, habitat use, and long-term population changes of wintering and resident landbirds on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 121, 41–53.

2007 

Montambault, J.R. (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.