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Rachel Golden Kroner, Ph.D.

Social Scientist, Environmental Governance & Impacts, Moore Center for Science

Location
U.S. (Arlington)
Languages
English, Spanish

Rachel Golden Kroner, Ph.D.

Social Scientist, Environmental Governance & Impacts, Moore Center for Science

Rachel Golden Kroner is a social scientist at the Moore Center for Science at Conservation International, focused on environmental governance. She leads the organization’s work on protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement, a process known as PADDD.

Rachel uses principles from geography, economics and conservation biology to explore what works, where and why in conservation. Using methods including archival research, spatial analysis and impact evaluation, she studies how conservation systems (including protected areas and indigenous lands, among others) change over time. This work includes pioneering research on how protected areas have been altered and lost around the world (PADDD), and the resulting ecological, economic and social impacts.

Rachel is an award-winning speaker and has published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and Conservation Biology. She is an active member of the Society for Conservation Biology, Graduate Women in Science, and the Association for American Geographers. Rachel holds Ph.D. in environmental science and policy from George Mason University, an M.S. in sustainable development and conservation biology from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in biology with a specialization in ecology and conservation biology from Boston University.

Rachel uses principles from geography, economics and conservation biology to explore what works, where and why in conservation. Using methods including archival research, spatial analysis and impact evaluation, she studies how conservation systems (including protected areas and indigenous lands, among others) change over time. This work includes pioneering research on how protected areas have been altered and lost around the world (PADDD), and the resulting ecological, economic and social impacts.

Rachel is an award-winning speaker and has published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and Conservation Biology. She is an active member of the Society for Conservation Biology, Graduate Women in Science, and the Association for American Geographers. Rachel holds Ph.D. in environmental science and policy from George Mason University, an M.S. in sustainable development and conservation biology from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in biology with a specialization in ecology and conservation biology from Boston University.

Talk to Me About
Biodiversity, Biodiversity Policy, Conservation Policy, Conservation Science, Conservation Social Science, Environmental Politics and Policy, Forests, GIS, International Policy, Natural Resource Governance, Natural Resource Management, Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, and Degazettement (PADDD), Protected Areas, Social Dimensions of Conservation, Tropical Conservation
Location
U.S. (Arlington)
Languages
English, Spanish