Jensen Montambault

Jensen Montambault is an interdisciplinary scientist with The Nature Conservancy and researches questions at the nexus of nature conservation, sustainable economic development and human wellbeing. She serves on the management team and Science Advisory Council of the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) and investigates the link between science innovations, human behavior and conservation outcomes.

Jensen has over 20 years of experience working on conservation projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Africa and urban and rural United States. 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.

She 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.


Monitoring Strategy

Reddy, S.M.W., Montambault, J., Masuda, Y.J., Gneezy, A., Keenan, E., Butler, W., Fisher, J.R.B. & Asah, S.T. (2016). Advancing conservation by understanding and influencing human behavior. Conservation Letters, doi: 10.1111/conl.12252

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., et al. (2015). Use of monitoring data to support conservation management and policy decisions in Micronesia. Conservation Biology, 29, 1279–1289.

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

Lindenmayer, D.B., et al. (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.

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.

McDonald-Madden, E., et al. (2011). Should we implement monitoring or research for conservation? Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 26, 108–109.

McDonald-Madden, E., et al. (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.

Steadman, D.W., Montambault, J.R., et al. (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.

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.

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