Robin Grossinger
Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Robin Grossinger Robin Grossinger is a Senior Scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, where he directs SFEI’s Resilient Landscapes program. For over twenty years, Robin has analyzed how California landscapes have changed since European contact, using these data to guide landscape-scale restoration strategies. Mr. Grossinger and his team lead now lead efforts throughout the state to reintegrate natural processes within our highly modified landscapes, creating healthier and more adaptive neighborhoods, cities, and surrounding lands.

The innovative work of Mr. Grossinger and his colleagues to synthesize history and science has been acclaimed for helping scientists, managers, and the public appreciate both the dramatic transformation and the impressive resilience of the state's ecosystems. His many publications include the Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas, released by the University of California Press in 2012, and his work has been featured by NPR, KQED’s QUEST, Saving the Bay, and The New York Times. Among his popular science communication efforts, Mr. Grossinger has served as guest-co-curator for the award-winning multi-disciplinary exhibit on San Francisco Bay Above and Below at the Oakland Museum of California He has been recognized with a Local Hero award from Bay Nature magazine and, in 2014, the Carla Bard Bay Education Award from The Bay Institute and Aquarium of the Bay.


Valley OakValley Oak, Morgan Hill, photo by Robin Grossinger