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Madeleine Rubenstein

Madeleine Rubenstein is the National Science Lead for the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Climate Adaptation Science Center. Her research examines how climate change affects migratory birds, with an emphasis on understanding and responding to the information needs of wildlife and habitat managers.

Madeleine earned a B.A. from Barnard College and a Master of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Prior to graduate school, she was the Research Coordinator with the Columbia Climate Center at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, and a research intern with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. In addition to studying the ecological impacts of global environmental change, Madeleine has also worked on issues of international sustainable development with the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization.