Karen Tanner

Karen Tanner, 2020 State Fellow
University Affiliation: University of California Santa Cruz
State Fellow

Karen Tanner will graduate with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2020. While there, she has partnered with the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve to develop and test strategies to improve salt marsh restoration outcomes. During this time she also investigated the impacts of solar energy development on desert annual plants for the California Energy Commission.

During her fellowship, Tanner will work on the San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission's Regional Shoreline Adaptation Plan and the Adaption to Rising Tides Program, supporting regional planning efforts intended to protect natural systems and infrastructure from sea level rise.

Karen Tanner will graduate with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2020. While there, she has partnered with the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve to develop and test strategies to improve salt marsh restoration outcomes. During this time she also investigated the impacts of solar energy development on desert annual plants for the California Energy Commission.

During her fellowship, Tanner will work on the San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission's Regional Shoreline Adaptation Plan and the Adaption to Rising Tides Program, supporting regional planning efforts intended to protect natural systems and infrastructure from sea level rise.

Karen Tanner, 2020 State Fellow