Speaker Position and Background:
Jennie Hoffman first investigated the biological effects of global change in 1992, when she joined a project looking at the effects of ozone depletion on Antarctic sea urchin embryos. She has since expanded her work to include interactive effects of warming and ultraviolet radiation on marine organisms, climate change vulnerability assessment, and adapting conservation for a changing climate. In addition to her peer-reviewed scientific papers, Dr. Hoffman is author or co-author of several books and reports, including Buying Time: A User's Manual for Building Resistance and Resilience to Climate Change in Natural Systems, published by WWF in 2003. The User’s Manual lead to the development of Climate Camp workshops, a participant-driven process to help resource managers, conservation practitioners, and others create adaptation strategies applicable to their own work. Jennie has helped lead multiple Climate Camps for participants from around the globe. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Ecology and her undergraduate degree in geology and biology from Brown University. After five years of working with the WWF-International Climate Change Programme’s Impacts and Adaptation program as a consultant and employee, Jennie has recently joined with Lara Hansen and Eric Mielbrecht to form EcoAdapt.