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Jennifer Costanza

Jennifer Costanza
Research Ecologist
Center for Integrated Forest Science and Synthesis
P.O. Box 12254
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2254
United States
Phone
919-549-4055
Current Research
Dr. Costanza conducts research with the aim of understanding how forests and landscapes have changed in the past, and the ways in which they may change in the future. Her primary research areas include:
  • Modeling forest dynamics in response to disturbance, management, climate, and land-use change
  • Understanding and quantifying the effects of climate and land-use change on forest disturbances, including drought and fire
  • Relating landscape patterns and connectivity to services derived from forests and other ecosystems, including wildlife habitat, biodiversity, and water
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D., Ecology, 2010
  • Duke University, Master Of Environmental Management, Resource Ecology, 2001
  • Indiana University Bloomington, B.S., Biology, 1999
Professional Experience
  • Research Ecologist,  Center for Integrated Forest Science, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service,  2020 - Current
  • Research Associate Professor,  Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University,  2020 - 2020
  • Research Assistant Professor,  Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University,  2014 - 2020
  • Research Associate,  Department of Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University,  2012 - 2014
  • Postdoctoral Scholar,  Department of Biology, North Carolina State University,  2010 - 2012
Featured Publications
Other Publications
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/about/people/jennifer.costanza