Robin Grossinger

Robin Grossinger is an environmental scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), where he directs the Institute’s Historical Ecology Program. The program studies how California landscapes have changed since European contact, using innovative approaches to synthesizing history and science, and materials such as historical maps, travelers’ accounts, photographs, and paintings. SFEI’s work has influenced restoration projects throughout the Bay Area and coastal California, and has been profiled by New Scientist magazine, KQED, and the recent Saving the Bay documentary. Grossinger is the author of the Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas (University of California Press, 2012), a visual tour of the Napa Valley from the early 1800s to the present.
Friday, June 8, 2012