Jennifer received a Ph.D. in Population Biology in 2002 from the University of California, Davis where she was awarded the Allen G. Marr Prize for Best Dissertation. Currently she is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at University of New Mexico, lead PI on the Sevilleta LTER program (sevlter.unn.edu) and co-director of the UNM-ARID Institute (arid.unm.edu). A major focus of current research is understanding and predicting the ecological consequences of increasing climate variability. Rudgers has had continuous NSF funding since 2003.
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