Amanda Leinberger

Adaptation Program Manager - Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions

Selected publications:

  • Gould, W.A., E.L. Díaz, (co-leads), N.L. Álvarez-Berríos, F. Aponte-González, W. Archibald, J.H. Bowden, L. Carrubba, W. Crespo, S.J. Fain, G. González, A. Goulbourne, E. Harmsen, E. Holupchinski, A.H. Khalyani, J. Kossin, A.J. Leinberger, V.I. Marrero-Santiago, O. Martínez-Sánchez, K. McGinley, P. Méndez-Lázaro, J. Morell, M.M. Oyola, I.K. Parés-Ramos, R. Pulwarty, W.V. Sweet, A. Terando, and S. Torres-González, 2018: U.S. Caribbean. In Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II [Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 809–871. doi: 10.7930/NCA4.2018.CH20
  • Leinberger, A. 2017. Nature as protection: ecosystem-based adaptation and its success in the Caribbean. Marine Science Today

Employment highlights:

  • Author, U.S. Caribbean Chapter, Fourth National Climate Assessment, 2016-2018.
  • Author, Puerto Rico's State of the Climate Report 2014-2017, 2015-2018.
  • Fellow, NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship Program, 2015-2017.


  • MA, International Environmental Policy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, 2014
  • BA, Environmental Studies, Franklin University Switzerland, 2011

Expertise Area

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach
  • Climate Assessment
  • Climate Communication
  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change
  • Natural Resources Management

Language Area

  • Spanish
  • French

Geographic Area

  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • US/Canada
  • Western Europe