Kei Sochi, Spatial Ecologist, Development by Design.
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Kei Sochi

Spatial Ecologist, Development by Design

Boulder, Colorado

  • AREAS OF EXPERTISE

    Spatial Ecology, Development By Design, Conservation Planning

Biography

Kei Sochi is a spatial ecologist for the Development by Design team at The Nature Conservancy and is currently working on projects examining the impacts of development in Indonesia, Brazil, and the western U.S.

Previous to joining the Development by Design group, Kei worked for The Nature Conservancy’s Nevada and Colorado field offices on regional, state-wide, and local conservation planning and analysis efforts. Kei received her A.B. from Princeton University and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Publications

2016

Kennedy, C.M., Miteva, D.A., Baumgarten, L., Hawthorne, P.L., Sochi, K., Polasky, S., Oakleaf, J.R., Uhlhorn, E.M. & Kiesecker, J. (2016). Bigger is better: improved nature conservation and economic returns from landscape-level mitigation. Science Advances, 2, e1501021.Sochi, K. & Kiesecker, J.M. (2016).  Optimizing regulatory requirements to aid in the implementation of mitigation. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53, 317-322.

2014

Fitzsimons, J., Heiner, M.,  McKenney, B., Sochi, K. & Kiesecker, J. (2014). Development by Design in Western Australia: overcoming offset obstacles. Land, 3, 167-187.

2013

Kiesecker, J.M., Sochi, K., Heiner, M., McKenney, B., Evans, J. & Copeland, H. ( 2013). Development by Design in Western Australia: using a revisionist history to guide a sustainable future. Pages 495-507 in S.A. Levin, editor. Encyclopedia of biodiversity. Academic Press, Waltham, Maryland.Kiesecker, J., Heiner, M. Sochi, K., McKenney, B. & Fitzsimons, J. (2013). Development by Design: cooperative mitigation planning for Barrick Gold's Kanowna Belle operations in Western Australia. The Nature Conservancy, Boulder, CO.Sochi, K., Heiner, M., Copeland, H.,  Pocewicz, A. & Kiesecker, J. (2013). Systematic conservation planning in the Wyoming Basins. The Nature Conservancy, Boulder, CO.

2011

Obermeyer, B., Manes, R.,  Kiesecker, J., Fargione, J. & Sochi, K. (2011). Development by Design: mitigating wind development’s impacts on wildlife on Kansas. PLoS ONE, 6, e26698.

2010

Sochi, K., Evans, J.S. & Kiesecker, J.M. (2010). Conservation in Wyoming Basins Ecoregion: planning today by assessing future scenarios. GAP Analysis Bulletin, 17, 23-25.

2001

Nachlinger, J., Sochi, K., Comer, P., Kittlel, G. & Dorfman, D. (2001). Great Basin: an ecoregion-based conservation blueprint. The Nature Conservancy, Reno, NV.