We train students to foster curiosity about how ecosystems work and their underlying ecology and to pursue ecological research that enhances environmental stewardship. Our research focuses on how best to prioritize restoration, the links between ecosystem restoration/conservation and human well-being in the face of global climate change, and maximizing restoration gains and investigating restoration trajectories at the local, regional, and global scale. We work with non-profit organizations, governmental organizations, land-managers, and the public to ensure our research has on-the-ground applications.
Dr. Jones was one of 22 participants to attend the NCEAS Summer Institute.
Dr. Jones received a Resarch and Artistry grant from NIU to look at the roles of spatial scale, surrounding land use, and restoration strategy on ecosystem recovery following major disturbances.
Our paper on fostering interdisciplinary climate change research recently came out in Eos.
Welcome Heather Herakovich and Stephanie Kong to the NIU Biology graduate program!
Welcome Ryan Blackburn and Samantha Hill , undergraduates pursuing Environmental Studies degrees at NIU!