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Claudia Mengelt, PhD

Dr. Claudia Mengelt is the Program Manager with the Land Management Research Program in the Ecosystem Mission Area with USGS.

Prior to joining the USGS, she was the California Science Coordinator for Science Applications and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative with USFWS’ regional office in Sacramento, CA. She continues to work closely with resource managers in California to apply research to decision-making. Claudia developed her expertise in performance evaluation of federal programs, elicitation and facilitation, climate change adaptation, and co-production of science during her eleven years as Senior Program Officer with the National Academy of Sciences. In this position, she led studies related to ocean policy, marine science, natural hazards, program performance and strategic planning, climate change and climate change adaptation. Claudia completed a M.S. in biological oceanography from Oregon State University and obtained her Ph.D. in marine sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara.