Ella Samuel is a Biologist at the Fort Collins Science Center.
Ella Samuel's research focuses on identifying and working to address barriers to integrating science in land management decisions that affect western public lands. She works with interagency partners to study the current use of science in land management contexts, develop methods to incorporate science more easily, and synthesize existing science into more usable formats. Ella has a B.A. in Human Ecology and M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy, and applies a highly interdisciplinary lens to her research.
2021-2023 | Research Ecologist – Student Contractor, U.S. Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center
2019-2021 | Graduate Research Assistant, School of Earth and Sustainability, Northern Arizona University
2016-2019 | Plant Conservation and Restoration Program Specialist, Chicago Botanic Garden and the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office
2018-2019 | New Mexico Nature in Prisons Project Lead – Contractor, Institute for Applied Ecology Southwest Chapter
Education and Certifications
M.S. Environmental Sciences and Policy, Northern Arizona University, 2021
B.A. Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic, 2016