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Erik Ndayishimiye

Associate Environmental Scientist
Resilient Landscapes Program
Historical Ecology
Urban Nature Lab

Erik is an Associate Environmental Scientist with the Resilient Landscapes program, where he focuses on urban ecology, historical ecology and other landscape scale conservation projects. He started his career in Rwanda where he assisted in research on payments for ecosystem services, and later worked on various aspects of conservation in the United States, including endangered species protection, urban forestry, land conservation, and community engagement. Prior to joining SFEI, he worked as a coordinator of urban wildlife programs at the National Wildlife Federation in the Washington DC area. He holds a BA in Biology from the University of Rwanda and a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Related Projects, News, and Events

Moffett Park Specific Plan Urban Ecology Technical Study (Project)

The City of Sunnyvale is incorporating urban ecology into the new Moffett Park Specific Plan, as part of creating an ecological innovation district.

Next Generation Urban Greening (Project)

SFEI is working with partners across the Bay Area to design tools to help cities achieve biodiversity, stormwater, and climate benefits through multifunctional green infrastructure.

East Palo Alto Urban Forest Master Plan (Project)

SFEI is partnering with the City of East Palo Alto, the urban forestry non-profit Canopy, and HortScience | Bartlett Consulting to develop an Urban Forest Master Plan for the city.

Sports and Urban Biodiversity (Project)

SFEI collaborated with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to create a guide to incorporating nature into urban sports, from the development of Olympic cities to the design and management of the many sport fields throughout the urban landscape.

Delta Aquatic Resource Inventory (Project)

DARI is the Delta Aquatic Resources Inventory of surface waters, wetlands and other aquatic resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta). The goal of the DARI project is to develop a geospatial inventory of aquatic resources that will be used as a common base map for the Delta. A similar mapping approach used to create the California Aquatic Resource Inventory (CARI) will be applied to provide a map of the aquatic resources and their associated attributes.

City of Riverside Urban and Historical Ecology Case Study (Project)

This study focuses on a segment of the Santa Ana River Parkway in and around the City of Riverside, where multiple habitat restoration projects are underway.