Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Letitia Grenier is a Senior Scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, where she co-directs the Resilient Landscapes Program. She was the science lead for the 2015 State of the Estuary Report (a SF Estuary Partnership project) and the 2015 climate change update to the Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals (a California Coastal Conservancy project), heading a team of over 200 environmental scientists, managers, and regulators to develop science-based recommendations for restoring and maintaining the health the Bay's tidal wetlands in the face of rising sea levels and other stressors. She is a principal investigator for the Delta Landscapes project, which has completed in-depth analyses on the change in the Delta over time and is now offering science-based guidance on how ecosystem health can be recovered as part of this working landscape. Letitia holds a Ph.D. in Conservation Biology from the University of California at Berkeley and has previously worked on investigating bioaccumulation of contaminants in estuarine food webs, the condition of California’s wetlands, and other ecological questions about San Francisco Bay. Her focus now is to work with partners to conserve California's living resources by developing landscape-scale, collaborative visions and solutions.