Kremen is an Assistant Professor in the Department
of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department at Princeton
University and an Associate Conservationist with the Wildlife
Conservation Society. Her primary interest is to use biological,
social and economic data to develop conservation plans that
benefit both the environment and people. Within conservation
biology, she has studied a wide array of topics, including
the economics and ecology of ecosystem services, sustainable
forestry, ecology and biogeography of tropical butterflies,
population biology of lemurs, and ecological monitoring. Her
work reaches from theory to practice and includes hands-on
conservation action. From 1993 — 1997,
she designed and helped to establish Madagascar's largest
National Park on the Masoala Peninsula. Her current research
examines the functional links between the spatial distribution
of wildlands, the diversity of insect pollinators, and the
delivery of pollination services to agriculture in California.
She is also investigating the relationship between strategies
that conserve biodiversity and those that maintain ecosystem
services, using carbon storage on a global scale, and pollination
services on a local scale. Finally, she is working with the
government of Madagascar to establish a national conservation-planning
tool by accumulating data on species occurrences, developing
predictive models of species distributions, and conducting
She received her Ph.D. in Zoology from Duke University in
1987 as a National Science Foundation and James B. Duke Fellow
and her B.Sc. in Biology with honors and distinction from Stanford
University in 1982. She is a scientific advisor for several
conservation organizations and sits on the Editorial Board
of Conservation Biology . She is a 2001 recipient
of the McDonnell 21 st Century Research Award.
Kremen, C., N. M. Williams, and R. W. Thorp.
2002. Crop pollination from native bees at risk from agricultural
Kremen, C . , Niles, J., Dalton, M., Daily,
G., Ehrlich, P., Fay, P., Grewal, D. and R. P. Guillery. 2000.
Economic incentives for forest conservation across scales. Science.
Kremen, C. and T. Ricketts. 2000. Global
perspectives on pollination disruptions. Conservation Biology ,
Kremen, C. , Razafimahatratra, V., Guillery,
R. P., Rakotomalala, J., Weiss, A., and J. Ratsitsompatrarivo.
1999. Designing a new national park in Madagascar based on
biological and socio-economic data. Conservation Biology 13:1055-1068.
Kremen, C ., Lance, K. and I. Raymond. 1998.
Interdisciplinary tools for monitoring conservation impacts
in Madagascar. Conservation Biology, 12 ,