Sandy Andelman

Title
Executive Director – Vital Signs; Chief Scientist & SVP
Company
Conservation International
Bio
Dr. Sandy Andelman has pioneered the creation of global monitoring and forecasting systems for climate change and ecological change — early-warning systems — to recognize and predict thresholds of environmental degradation in time to prevent them and to promote resilient human societies. Sandy Andelman, Executive Director of Vital Signs, is Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of the Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans at CI. She previously served as Deputy Director of the U.S. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), one of the world’s top ecological research institutes. Her scientific expertise includes tropical ecosystems, biodiversity, climate change and interactions between the environment and human well-being. Sandy has pioneered the creation of global monitoring and forecasting systems for climate change and ecological change — early-warning systems — to recognize and predict thresholds of environmental degradation in time to prevent them and to promote resilient human societies. She has a Ph.D. in behavioral ecology from the University of Washington.