Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle is a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and an associate member of the Conservation Decisions Team with the CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences in Brisbane, Australia. She is also a research affiliate with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and the National Environment Research Program’s Research Hub for Environmental Decisions at the University of Queensland, Australia. These are multi-disciplinary groups with expertise in ecology, systematic conservation planning, priority threat management, artificial intelligence, and decision theory.

Dr. Mantyka-Pringle specializes on understanding the impacts and interactions of climate change and land-use change on biodiversity and translating the implications of global change into conservation planning.

Chrystal’s current research interests include:
- Understanding the interactions between multiple stressors on patterns and processes shaping biodiversity and ecosystem services
- Bridging science and traditional knowledge for conservation design and planning
- Identifying spatial priorities for conservation actions, particularly restoration ecology at local, regional and global scales
- Using expert knowledge and empirical data to make good and adaptive conservation planning decisions
- Investigating the role of collaboration in conservation, particularly the links between scientists, practitioners, managers, policy makers and the public in achieving defensible science-based conservation and environment decisions


  • 2017–present
    Mitacs Elevate Research Fellow , University of Saskatchewan
  • 2014–2016
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2013–2014
    Research Projects Officer, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation of Australia
  • 2010–2013
    Postgraduate Scholar, University of Queensland