Lara J.  Hansen

Lara J. Hansen

Lara J. Hansen is co-founder, chief scientist, and executive director of EcoAdapt. Dr Hansen focuses her work on the redesign of conservation to incorporate responses to climate change. She is the lead author on the issue of natural system adaptation to climate change, Buying Time: A User's Manual for Building Resistance and Resilience to Climate Change in Natural Systems. This manual lead to the development of an engaged stakeholder process to help resource managers create applicable adaptation strategies. She serves on the Nobel peace prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is a Switzer Environmental Fellow & a United States Environmental Protection Agency Bronze Medalist. Dr. Hansen has a PhD in Ecology from the UC Davis and a BA in biology from the UC Santa Cruz. She lives on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound. Lara loves being in or on water. She is an equal opportunity swimmer of ocean, lakes, rivers, & pools, a kayaker and tags along with a sailor.