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Diana Lane, Ph.D.

Principal Associate, Health & Environment

Diana Lane, Ph.D. Diana Lane, Ph.D.
Diana Lane, an expert in providing restoration planning support to agencies, leads the Environmental Restoration practice for Environment and Natural Resources. She has more than 17 years of experience in restoration ecology, environmental program evaluation, natural resource damage assessment (NRDA), and climate change analysis.

For the past five years, Lane has been deeply engaged with restoration planning for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill NRDA case and is providing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center with high-level technical and strategic restoration planning support for their projected portfolio of more than 1 billion dollars in Deepwater Horizon NRDA restoration funding.

Lane has expertise in designing and applying habitat and resource equivalency analysis (HEA/REA) to quantify natural resource injuries and determine the amount of restoration required to compensate for injuries to state and federal trust resources. She also has led evaluations of restoration effectiveness and evaluations of environmental programs and initiatives run by Foundations.

Lane holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an M.S. in Rangeland Ecosystem Science from Colorado State University, and a B.A. in Biology from Harvard University.
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  • Restoration project planning, management, ecology, and evaluation
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessment
  • Habitat equivalency analysis (HEA)
  • Terrestrial ecology
  • Climate change analysis

Key Projects

  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Restoration Planning, NOAA Restoration Center, Louisiana Coastal Protection Restoration Authority, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office
  • Nyanza Landfill Site NRDA Restoration Planning, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Restoration Progress Report: Lower Fox River/Green Bay NRDA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Evaluation of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Administration of Grant Awards for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Selected Publications/Presentations