Jennifer Rudgers

Distinguished Professor, University of New Mexico      Director, Sevilleta LTER

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 ( and co-director of the UNM-ARID Institute ( 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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