Dr. Amy M. Lerner


Processes of landscape change, especially on the rural-urban frontier, sustainable aspects of city planning, including resilience, green infrastructure, and urban and peri-urban agriculture, and the science-policy interface

Amy received her Ph.D. in Geography in 2011 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Subsequently she was a postdoctoral research associate at Rutgers University, NJ, in the departments of Geography and Human Ecology (2011-2013) and at the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs (2013-2015).

From 2015 to 2020, Dr. Lerner was an assistant professor in the National Laboratory for Sustainability Science in the Institute of Ecology, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where she led several research projects related to city-university partnerships, the persistence of peri-urban agriculture, and capacity-building in the local city government for risk management and resilience. She has extensive teaching experience in courses on sustainability science, transdisciplinary research methods, and global environmental change. Currently, she is an Associate Teaching Professor at UC San Diego.