Jutta Burger, Ph.D. - Managing Director, Science and Stewardship
Jutta oversees the Science and Stewardship Department at the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. She has over twelve years of experience working on conservation issues in southern California Mediterranean ecosystems that she applies to regional collaboration, planning, and leadership. Jutta completed post-doctoral work at University of Georgia, received her doctorate degree from UC Riverside, her Masters from University of Nebraska, and her undergraduate degree from Washington State University. Her areas of specialization include invasive plant species, restoration, and plant-insect interactions. She maintains research associate positions at both UC Riverside and UC Irvine and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the California Invasive Plant Council and the Orange County Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.