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Jensen Montambault


Jensen Montambault

Director, Science for Nature and People Partnership

Jensen Reitz Montambault has spent 25 years working at the interface of conservation, sustainable development and humanitarian issues. Her dedication to making sure that science improves people’s lives was sparked during her experiences as an environmental volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps in post-conflict zones in Nicaragua.

For the last 10 years, Jensen has served as a senior scientist for The Nature Conservancy, most recently as a member of the Science Advisory Council and the field liaison for the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP).

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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.  

Jensen Reitz Montambault has spent 25 years working at the interface of conservation, sustainable development and humanitarian issues. Her dedication to making sure that science improves people’s lives was sparked during her experiences as an environmental volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps in post-conflict zones in Nicaragua.

Jensen has 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, bringing conservation science to policy impact in Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil, Ecuador and Botswana.

She received her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow studying how shifts in farming and home building affect endemic land birds in the Kingdom of Tonga and Turks and Caicos Islands. As an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, Jensen continues to investigate what makes science have an impact on people’s lives and the environment from Micronesia to Rwanda.

For the last 10 years, Jensen has served as a senior scientist for The Nature Conservancy, most recently as a member of the Science Advisory Council and the field liaison for the Science for Nature and People Partnership (

SNAPP

).

Contact

Matt Miller
Director of Science Communications
Phone: 208-350-2203
E-mail: m_miller[at]tnc[dot]org

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Well-Being in Conservation
  • Human Behavior

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