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Lydia Kapsenberg



Lydia joined CEA in 2020 and is a Senior Associate. Her expertise is on marine- and climate-related topics, including ocean-based carbon dioxide removal and blue carbon. Her clients include ClimateWorks Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Grantham Foundation, and Additional Ventures. Projects Lydia has worked on include identifying knowledge gaps, developing and processing science grants, scientific syntheses and data analysis, strategic development, and science community development and outreach (e.g., www.oceancdr.net).

Prior to joining CEA, Lydia spent a decade in academic research, focused on ocean biogeochemistry ecophysiology. She has authored 18 scientific publications in global change biology and ocean acidification.

Lydia holds degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara (PhD, Department of Marine Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology) and Oregon State University (BS, summa cum laude, biology major and chemistry minor), and received postdoctoral research fellowships from the National Science Foundation and European Commission.