Karen Holl

Karen Holl has studied how to restore both tropical and temperate forests for nearly three decades. She oversees a long-term tropical forest restoration study in southern Costa Rica and has worked with students and collaborators on forest restoration in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, and the United States. She advises numerous land management and conservation organizations in California and internationally with the aim of improving the success of ecological restoration efforts. She is the author of Primer of Ecological Restoration published in 2020 by Island Press and was the 2017 co-winner of the Theodore Sperry Award for innovative restoration research from the Society for Ecological Restoration.