Margaret L.

Environmental Services | Botanist | Forest Conservationist

United States of America

Pioneering scientist, explorer and innovative educator, author. Thirty-plus years in conservation and education leadership with an expertise in forest canopies, sustainability, Florida and tropical ec...see more

  • Agricultural Crops & Forestry


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Director of Global Initiatives/Lindsay Chair of Botany

California Academy of Sciences
3 years
Jan 2016 - Jan 2019
Charged with arranging global initiatives to mobilize staff programs in tropical forests, including citizen science expeditions to the Amazon and a UNESCO biodiversity survey in Malaysi...see more

Inaugural Chief of Science and Sustainability

California Academy of Sciences
3 years
Jan 2013 - Jan 2016
Recruited by Board to “re-invent museum science” by increasing scientific staff diversity, restructuring finance and science collections, promoting women in science, expanding science c...see more

Inaugural Director

Nature Research Center, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
4 years
Jan 2010 - Jan 2014
Directed and established the Nature Research Center, a high-tech scientific research and education outreach center, linked to NC Museum of Natural Sciences where innovative science comm...see more

Director, Nature Research Center and Professor of Science

North Carolina State University
4 years
Jan 2010 - Jan 2014
Recruited to prioritize exemplary storytelling for diverse audiences (including policy makers); expand citizen science and sustainability outcomes; lead fundraising; and direct the cons...see more

Founding Director

Tree Foundation
23 years
Current position
Jan 2000 - Present
Non-profit promoting forest research, education, and exploration through sustainable practices. SUSTAINABILITY ADVISOR Served as the only scientist member in Leadership Florida (a state...see more

Board Member and Advisor

Non-profit Boards
31 years
Current position
Jan 1992 - Present
Scientific American (2018 – Present) Environmental Change Institute (Oxford University) (2018) National Science Foundation Advisory Committees (2016 – 2020) Pacific Forest Trust (2015-...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Agricultural Crops & Forestry


  • Sustainability
  • Conservation Issues
  • Botanist