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Jennifer Costanza

Research Ecologist
P.O. Box 12254
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2254
Phone: 919-549-4055
jennifer.costanza@usda.gov

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

Ph.D. in Ecology, 2010
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master Of Environmental Management in Resource Ecology, 2001
Duke University
B.S. in Biology, 1999
Indiana University Bloomington

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

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Research Highlights


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