Jessica Dawn Pratt is a community ecologist broadly interested in research and education in the applied fields of conservation biology and restoration ecology. Currently, She is a lecturer in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at UC-Irvine and teach courses in the campus-wide minor in Global Sustainability!
Jessica has been a dedicated researcher and educator in the fields of ecology and conservation since 2003 and has been working and living in Southern California since 2005. She has conducted research on animal behavior, tropical bird foraging ecology, the conservation value of tropical agricultural ecosystems, the dynamics of butterfly species range shifts in response to climate change, and most recently for her Ph.D., the effects of plant species responses to environmental change on associated animal communities. Jessica’s teaching experience spans middle school up to the university level and she has taught courses ranging from genetics to conservation biology.