Erica Fleishman

Education: PhD, Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno (1997); MS, Biological Sciences, Stanford University (1992); BS, Biological Sciences, Stanford University (1991)

Research Interests

  • Ecological responses to land-use and land-cover change, biogeography, adaptive management, ecology and resource management in arid ecosystems

Research Abstract

  • Fleishman's research focuses on integration of conservation science with management and policy, especially in the intermountain western United States. She collaborates extensively with academic and agency researchers and practitioners. Predictive modeling of occupancy, land-cover and land-use change, and connectivity is central to her work. She has a non-exclusive taxonomic focus on butterflies and birds. Fleishman also has coauthored curricula on applications of remote sensing to environmental sciences and ecological modeling. She has participated in the science process for multiple Habitat Conservation Plans and Natural Community Conservation Plans in California. Fleishman is past editor in chief of Conservation Biology and senior editor of Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation and Collabra. She also serves on the editorial boards of Global Ecology and Biogeography and Ecography.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Conservation ecology, ecosystems and landscape ecology, integrative ecology


  • Environmental Science and Policy