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Jeff Morisette

Dr. Morisette works at the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, CO as the manager of the Human Dimensions program; which integrates social, economic, and ecological dimensions of resource management. He has over 20 years experience working in the Federal government spanning a wide portfolio, including geospatial analysis, invasion biology, climate change, and collaboration on policy and planning activities. Jeff started his career with 10 years at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In 2008, he moved to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to lead the Invasive Species branch at the USGS Fort Collins Science Center. From 2012 to 2017 he was the director of the Department of the Interior North Central Climate Science Center, which focused on combining climate science, ecology, and human dimensions to inform climate adaptation and mitigation strategies on federally managed lands. Most recently he has served as the Chief Scientist to the National Invasive Species Council. There he worked collaboratively with federal and university research communities to have their efforts inform invasive species policy, planning, and actions. Jeff was a contributing author to the 4th National Climate Assessment. He has edited multiple journal special issues and his papers have been cited over 14,000 times. Jeff received a Bachelor of Art from Siena Heights University, a Master of Science in Applied Statistics from Oakland University, and a PhD in Forestry from North Carolina State University. Click here to view a compilation of Dr. Morisette's publications.

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Title/Position

  • Collaborating Scientist/Researcher, USDA NPCH
  • Manager of the Human Dimensions Program, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station

Affiliation

Address

Fort Collins, CO

Phone Number

Email

jeffrey.morisette@usda.gov

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