Our Professionals

Shahin Ansari, Ph.D.

Senior Ecologist 2,
Plant Ecology

Dr. Shahin Ansari has nearly 20 years of experience in tropical botany, plant ecology, and the invasion biology of island ecosystems. She is an adept project manager and has worked successfully with federal, state, and local governments, the private sector, and numerous stakeholders to create or implement natural resource management and conservation plans. Shahin has conducted extensive ecological research in Hawai‘i and has a deep understanding of the Islands’ wide-ranging habitats, unique native biota, and ecological history. The expertise she brings to our Hawai’i office includes Hawaiian flora, vegetation ecology, invasive species, endangered species, wetlands, habitat restoration, and environmental mitigation.

Shahin received a Ph.D. in botany with a specialization in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa; an M.S. in botany from the University of Bombay; and a B.S. in physics, chemistry, and botany from the University of Bombay.

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