Gund Graduate Fellow, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Jen is a PhD candidate in the Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology lab at UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Jen's research combines field work and spatial modeling, and broadly focuses on the long-term outcomes of adaptive forest management in northeastern forests. Specifically, her dissertation will involve modeling the ability of adaptive silvicultural strategies to sustain ecosystem services and influence forest health in the face of climate change.

Jen earned her BA in Environmental Studies with a minor in English Language and Literature from Hamilton College. She also completed MF and MEM degrees at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, where she analyzed factors influencing the spatial distribution of American Chestnut trees in Shenandoah National Park.

Before coming to UVM, Jen spent time as a forestry consultant, GIS analyst, florist, and visiting assistant professor of GIS. Jen enjoys hiking, kayaking, and visiting new places.

Advisor: Anthony D'Amato

Gund Graduate Fellow Jennifer Santoro

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Adaptive silviculture, climate change impacts, forest ecology, GIS/spatial analysis, natural disturbance, forest modeling

Education

  • MF, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
  • MEM, Nicolas School of the Environment, Duke University
  • BA, Environmental Studies, Hamilton College

Contact