Charlotte Runzel

Former Policy Analyst, National Audubon Society

Charlotte Runzel formerly served as a Policy Analyst working to advance innovative conservation solutions through policy, research, and management in a changing climate. At Audubon Charlotte focused on marine conservation and Gulf of Mexico restoration. Prior to working at Audubon, she interned at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter and performed extensive climate change research on marine sponges in French Polynesia and kelp in California’s intertidal zone. Charlotte has a degree in Marine Science from the University of California, Berkeley. As an avid scuba diver, Charlotte’s passion for the ocean shines through to her work.

Articles by Charlotte Runzel

Reddish Egret. Marjie Goldberg/Audubon Photography Awards
President Biden Uses His First 100 Days to Protect the Ocean
May 04, 2021 — New policies like offshore energy reform and climate-ready fisheries will protect birds and people from climate change.
Gulf of Mexico Marine Sanctuary Nearly Triples in Size
January 21, 2021 — Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is one of the only safe havens for Gulf seabirds.
Creating Safe Havens for Seabirds
December 14, 2020 — The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act will help seabirds and coastal communities persevere in the face of climate change.
Climate Change Threatens Seabirds on Both Land and Sea
September 24, 2020 — Protecting birds and people from sea-level rise and warming oceans is a critical part of climate action.
A Big Day for the Little Fish that Seabirds Rely On
August 05, 2020 — A unanimous vote today recognizes the important role menhaden play for birds, fish, and other wildlife on the Atlantic Coast.
Protections Removed for Atlantic Puffins’ Winter Home
June 09, 2020 — Pres. Trump to allow commercial fishing in the Atlantic Coast’s only marine national monument.
Great News for Atlantic Seabirds
March 02, 2020 — A small fish called menhaden will be better managed in Virginia.
Fish Are on the Legislative Menu at a Recent Congressional Hearing
January 16, 2020 — A House Natural Resources subcommittee discussed bills this week to protect fish and seabirds from climate change and overfishing.
A Tale of Two Fish
December 18, 2019 — Atlantic fisheries managers move to protect the little fish seabirds rely on.