Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 2801 Sharon Turnpike; P.O. Box AB Millbrook NY 12545-0129, USA
Dr. Jones' research focuses on Ecosystem Engineering by species, and the utilization of ecological processes for sustainable environmental management - Ecological Engineering. He also studies Complex Interaction Webs in Oak Forests (The Acorn Connections) and has an abiding interest in Ecological Synthesis, Integration, and Theory. Including his work in Chemical Ecology, he has published over 185 papers including 5 books. He a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a former John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow, Chaire Internationale de Recherche Blaise Pascal, and Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences Visiting Professor.
Ecological engineering combines ecological understanding of the functioning of human-natural coupled systems with engineering to design management practices that are environmentally, socially and economically viable and sustainable.
Acorn production catalyzes chain reactions in a complex web of species interactions in oak forests that can influence forest health, via Gypsy Moth outbreaks, human health, via Lyme disease risk, and biodiversity via songbird nesting success. What are these and other acorn connections?
I have a long-standing interest in the use of theory in ecology and the importance of synthesis and integration as a means of advancing theory development.
Many species, including humans, change the physical structure of the non-living world, profoundly changing the functioning of ecosystems. How might we use an understanding of ecosystem engineering in species and ecosystem management?
Historically, my work included empirical studies, synthesis and integration, and the development of theory on the evolution of metabolism.
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