Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology:
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Center for Environmental Studies
Phone: +1 401 863 6277 (office)
Phone 2: +1 401 863 2477 (lab)
Prof. Leslie is interested in the ecological and social processes that link people and marine ecosystems, and how to more effectively integrate science into marine policy and management. Her research areas include coastal ecology, the design and evaluation of marine conservation and management strategies, and human-environment interactions.
An emerging leader in marine conservation, Heather Leslie conducts research on the ecology, policy, and management of coastal marine ecosystems. She is interested in understanding the drivers of ecological and social processes in marine systems, and how to more effectively integrate science into marine policy and management. Specific research areas include coastal marine ecology, design and evaluation of marine conservation strategies, and human-environment linkages in coastal areas. Leslie's work has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, and has been covered by the New York Times and the Environmental News Service.
A member of the Brown faculty since July 2007, Heather Leslie received an A.B. in Biology from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Zoology from Oregon State University. Before arriving at Brown, she was a research fellow at Princeton University. She is originally from Plymouth, Massachusetts.
To learn more, please see Prof. Leslie's Lab Website
Ph.D., Oregon State University; A. B., Harvard University
Please see cv.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
Ecological Society of America
Society for Conservation Biology
Coastal Ecology and Conservation (ENVS/BIOL 0455)
Marine Conservation Science and Policy (ENVS 1455)
Engaged Environmental Scholarship and Communication (ENVS 1965)
For full description of these courses and Prof. Leslie's other teaching and outreach activities, please see Prof. Leslie's Lab Website
Please see cv.