Diane A. Matar is a Postdoctoral Research Consultant with Professor Nicole Ardoin’s Social Ecology Lab. Working closely with Prof. Ardoin, she helps to oversee the interdisciplinary Summen/Redwoods project that explores people’s perceptions of, and attitudes toward, climate change and related impacts on California’s coastal redwoods. Prior to her current role, she taught as a Guest Lecturer at Stanford University and worked for several years in project management and strategic leadership in conservation not-for-profit organizations.
Diane earned her Ph.D. in 2015 from Central European University, where her research focused on identifying place-based factors determining effective implementation and management of biosphere reserves in North Africa Middle East. During her PhD, she was featured as an inspiring leader for the next generation of conservationists by the IUCN. As a social ecologist, her research focuses on human dimensions of nature conservation, with an emphasis on Parks and Protected Areas. Topics of interest include adaptive and collaborative governance, environmental learning, management effectiveness, and evaluation. Full researcher profile and list of publications are available here.
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