Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Analytical Consultant

Jennifer Brown began helping Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in 2015 as a contracted Analytical Consultant to develop a process for selecting key monitoring indicators and applying them to condition assessments of sanctuary resources. She is helping develop and coordinate ecosystem assessments at both local and regional levels working with partners including the California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment and Marine Biodiversity Observation Network. These ecosystem models and condition reports support the sanctuary’s needs for integrated monitoring and ocean observing information and regional data summaries.

Jennifer began working with the National Marine Sanctuaries in 2000 as a graduate student intern – resulting in a Marine Sanctuary Conservation Series report summarizing marine zoning in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). She became a contractor for MBNMS in 2004 on a project characterizing ‘special status species’ in the sanctuary. She has since worked for MBNMS as an Ecosystem Scientist for the Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN) on projects including the Marine Protected Area Action Plan, Sanctuary Ecologically Significant Areas, and Condition Reports. Jennifer obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996 and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003 after completing a dissertation titled “An Evaluation of the Nursery Role of Estuaries for Flatfish Populations in Central California.”

Contact Information

Phone: 415-310-6764

email: jennifer.brown@noaa.gov


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