Peggy L. Fiedler is Director of the University of California Natural Reserve System, a suite of 41 protected areas dedicated to the University’s mission of university-level research, education, and public service. Between 1989 and 2000 she served as Professor of Conservation Biology at San Francisco State University and director of a graduate program in conservation science.
Fiedler holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Harvard University, with a focus on ethnobotany, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in forest ecology/ botany from the Department of Forestry and Conservation. Her research on California species of Calochortus and her writings on more theoretical aspects of conservation biology have earned her an international reputation as an authority in conservation biology and rare-plant ecology and management. Fiedler has conducted field work in Western Australia on the demographic process of hybridization in kangaroo paws, and is currently a collaborating scientist with the Center of Excellence for Natural Resource Management at the University of Western Australia.
She has edited two textbooks on conservation biology, held long-term editorial positions with professional conservation organizations, and has written extensively on conservation issues. She is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, Fulbright Senior Scholar, and Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Contact Peggy