As a conservation biologist, Professor Kremen seeks mechanisms for preventing or reversing the loss of biodiversity, one of the greatest environmental challenges facing humanity in the 21st century.
In particular examining two fundamentally different, but complementary imperatives for protecting biodiversity: the intrinsic value of the multiplicity of life forms and the evolutionary process that produced them, and the utilitarian value that the diversity of life provides for our own well-being.
A central goal of her research approach is to provide information, techniques or tools of use to real-world situations.
She has published over 130 papers, and received a number of prestigious fellowships and awards. Most recently she recieved an Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (2014) and was a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences (2013).