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Abigail  Derby Lewis

Abigail Derby Lewis


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Member SinceApr 16, 2014CoLab Points (actual)
CountryUnited StatesCoLab Points (max. potential)

Abigail Derby Lewis received her PhD in Biological Anthropology from Stony Brook University in 2008. Her background includes research on community and behavioral ecology, land use practices and resource management in the tropics. She has taught courses on a variety of subjects related to environmental studies, ecology, evolutionary biology, and the human-wildlife interface. Since 2009 Abigail has worked as a Conservation Ecologist in the Science Action Center at The Field Museum. Abigail's work in the Science Action Center, a division dedicated to translating museum science into lasting results for conservation and cultural understanding, focuses on climate change adaptation for urban nature in the Great Lakes region. She works closely with natural resource managers at the federal, state and local level to collaboratively develop place-based adaptation strategies for natural areas. Abigail is the editor of the Chicago Wilderness Climate Change Newsletter. She serves on a variety of boards and committees, including the Field Museum Women in Science Steering Committee, the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission and is the Co-Chair of the Chicago Wilderness Climate Change Task Force


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A Community Resilience Self-Assessment ToolJun 19, 2014


Abigail Derby Lewis is no longer a team member of proposal A Community Resilience Self-Assessment ToolJun 19, 2014
Abigail Derby Lewis joined the Climate CoLab communityApr 16, 2014