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
Geographic Area
Latin America and Caribbean
Western Europe
Language Area
Expertise Area
Climate Assessment
Climate Communication
Human Dimensions of Climate Change
Natural Resources Management
Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach