Christa Anderson

Research Fellow, Global Science

Christa  Anderson
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Dr. Christa Anderson is a research fellow at WWF where she researches and writes on climate change, land use, and forests. She is particularly focused on intersecting science and policy issues, such as investigating the contribution of lands to climate change mitigation.

Prior to WWF, Christa worked on climate change programs at the World Bank and International Programs at the US Forest Service. She has worked in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Indonesia, Peru, and at home in California.

Christa has published in scientific journals including Science, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, and Environmental Science and Technology. Her research has also been covered in popular media outlets such as The Washington Post and NPR’s Science Friday. She has a PhD in Environment and Resources from Stanford and a MS in Environmental Science from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Christa started her career as a canoe guide, and paddling remains a favorite pastime.

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Research Fellow


  • Ph.D. in environment and resources from Stanford University
  • MESc from Yale University
  • B.A. in environmental studies and history from Yale University

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate change, land use, and mitigation
  • Intersection of environmental science and policy
  • Conservation issues