Jessica Hellmann

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Job Title: 
College of Biological Sciences
(612) 625-3951

Areas of Expertise

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Biogeography
  • Natural resource management
  • Conservation biology
  • Population genetics

Notable Achievements

  • Regularly counsels state and national governments on habitat management, restoration and endangered species conservation.
  • Has extended her work on climate change adaptation to human systems, including health, infrastructure, food and water.
  • Works with governments and corporations to build investment in climate change adaptation.
  • Co-authored several climate assessment and adaptation planning efforts, including the biodiversity and ecosystem portions of the Chicago Climate Action Plan and the 2014 National Climate Assessment.