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Carrie Brown-Lima

Carrie Brown-Lima is the Regional Administrator of the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC), one of the nine regional centers that form the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Center Network. This position was formerly known as "Center Director". 

Carrie Brown-Lima has over 25 years of experience working in the areas of natural resource conservation and management. During a career that has spanned a variety of ecosystems and multiple countries, she has developed strategic partnerships and innovative programs that integrate science into natural resource decision-making and policies. Prior to her appointment as NE CASC Regional Administrator, she served as the Director of the NY Invasive Species Research Institute at Cornell University for 9 years. In that role, she worked closely with research scientists, state and federal agencies, regional managers and other stakeholders to better inform approaches to invasive species management.

Brown-Lima has served as vice chair of the National Invasive Species Advisory Committee, chair of the New York State Invasive Species Advisory Committee and the North American Invasive Species Network and was an author of the New York Climate Impacts Assessment. She is also a co-founder of the Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Management Network which won the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources in 2021.

From 2003-2014, Carrie worked in Brazil and throughout Latin America developing conservation strategies. Her work there included leading programs for sustainable fisheries, sustainable agriculture and transboundary protected areas for the Rio de Janeiro State Fisheries Institute, The Nature Conservancy, ProNatura International and the Interamerican Development Bank.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Keene State College and a Master of Science in Natural Resources from Cornell University.