Senior Managing Consultant
United States of America
Lis Castillo Nelis has 13 years of environmental science and program management experience, with particular expertise in the analysis of effects of anthropogenic disturbances on ecosystems. She applies this expertise to assist clients with environmental damage assessment, ecological risk assessment, litigation support and restoration of natural systems. Lis has analyzed disturbances from chemical and oil spills, invasive species, grazing, erosion and climate change, and has additional experience with restoration, management, conservation and monitoring planning. She is also accomplished at integrating field data into mathematical models to predict long-term ecosystem outcomes, and has used her extensive analytical and programming skills to assist clients in characterizing, analyzing and modeling large datasets. Lis has provided scientific and strategic consultation to government agencies on management plans for a national park, including supporting negotiations between government officials and local residents. She has worked throughout the US and in several countries in Latin America, and is bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish. Lis earned an MS and PhD from the University of Chicago, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. She is also a member of the Society for Ecological Restoration.