Louise B. Alexander-Vaughn

Research Associate
David Clark Labs Rm 21X

Louise is a conservation planner with expertise in qualitative and quantitative elicitation. Using tools such as the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation, Miradi, and Elicitator, she establishes the vision, scope, and objectives for each of our projects. Together with Ashton, she translates experts' knowledge and assumptions to testable management hypotheses and quantitative measures of success.


  • North Carolina State University, BA English (2002)
  • North Carolina State University, MS Natural Resource Management (2010)

Research & Professional Experience

  • Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center, North Carolina State University (2010-present)
  • Conservation International, Science and Knowledge Division, Washington, DC (2010)
  • Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Program, Raleigh, NC (2006-10)
  • Greenfield Advisors, Seattle, WA (2005-2006)
  • Earth Share of Washington, Seattle, WA (2004-2005)
  • EarthCorps, Seattle, WA (2003-2005)

Teaching Experience

  • Evolution, Behavior, and Ecology Lab, NCSU (2009-2010)
  • Measuring Conservation Success, NCSU (2010)
  • Natural Resource Measurements, NCSU (2009)


  • Alexander LB, Hess GR (2012) Land trust evaluation of progress toward conservation goals. Conservation Biology 26(1): 7-12
  • Alexander L (2010) Measuring Conservation Success: An Investigation of Land Trusts in North Carolina. MS Thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC *offsite link*