Dr. Rebecca Kihslinger

Science and Policy Analyst, and Director of the Wetlands Program
Environmental Law Institute
Washington, DC

Dr. Rebecca Kihslinger is a Science and Policy Analyst and Director of the Wetlands Program at ELI. Rebecca oversees ELI’s wetlands research and training including research on local, state, and federal wetlands law and policy. Rebecca recently designed and administered two In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Training Webinar Series and an in-person workshop to help state, local, and tribal governments; conservation organizations; and other interested groups communicate and learn from each other and ultimately develop ILF programs that yield ecologically effective and sustainable compensatory mitigation. Rebecca has also led projects and written on opportunities for wildlife conservation in natural hazard areas, nature-friendly land use planning, the ecological success of wetland compensatory mitigation, and local and state wetland protection programs. Rebecca earned a PhD in Animal Behavior from the University of California, Davis and a BS in marine science from the University of South Carolina, Honors College.