Marni Koopman

Climate Change Scientist

Marni takes a lead role in developing and executing ClimateWise®projects to help local communities prepare for a changing climate. Marni also helped prepare climate-informed conservation blueprints for the Klamath-Siskiyou and the Colorado Plateau ecoregions. Previously, Marni completed postdoctoral research with the Rocky Mountain Research Station investigating the effects of climate change on wildlife and wildlife habitat. Marni has expertise in ecological effects of climate change, ornithology, metapopulation ecology, conservation genetics, and invasive species. Marni holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara, a M.S. in Wildland Resource Science from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Wyoming.


The GEOS Institute is a nonprofit, science-based organization dedicated to helping both human and natural communities predict and prepare for a changing climate. To this end, the Geos Institute applies the best available science to natural resource conservation issues through its scientific publications and its ability to link respected scientists to decision makers.