Cynthia Lane is a professional ecologist, president of Lake Lily Ecology, founding associate of Serious about Science, and serves on The Rockies Institute board of Governors. She has conducted scientific
research in the fields of vegetation ecology, plant and insect biology, endangered species
habitat restoration and coastal dune gradients. The results of this
research have supported numerous publications.
her career Dr. Lane has enjoyed serving as the lead botanist for projects in Western Canada, the Midwestern U.S., Panama and Puerto Rico. She is adept at conducting vascular plant and
lichen inventories – with recent collections of species new to science and
Each monitoring program is customized to ensure data produced are scientifically defensible; while remaining cost-effective. Employing this approach Dr.Lane has conducted numerous projects such as long-term wetlands
monitoring to detect potential development impacts, lichen biomonitoring to detect air emissions, and biocontrol efficacy monitoring.
Land Use & Landscape
Lane offers innovative approaches and a unique expertise to inform land-planning initiatives. Projects include developing urban park restoration plans, synthesizing conservation data sets to identify key conservation areas and designing a GIS-based urban planning tool to
identify essential habitat restoration areas.
education background provides her with both academic and applied skills: B.S.
in Horticulture, minor in Botany; and a Ph.D. in Conservation Biology, minor in
Forestry. Dr. Lane’s dissertation work focused on the population biology of an
endangered butterfly and methods to restore its habitat.
For complete resume, including project examples, please contact Dr. Lane via the contact page.