Jennifer Hushaw

Applied Forest Scientist, Climate Services Program

Jennifer joined Manomet in October of 2014 as an Applied Forest Scientist in the Climate Services Program. Her focus is on building climate change resilience in North American forests, by working closely with landowners and land managers in the Climate Smart Land Network (CSLN) and providing guidance on science-based strategies for reducing climate-related risk to managed forests. In this role, she is responsible for synthesizing the latest research about projected regional climate change, identifying the opportunities and challenges these changes pose for forest ecosystems, and working with CSLN members to integrate climate science into their forest management and planning.

 

Prior to her time at Manomet, Jennifer was a Project Manager at a natural resource consulting firm where she worked on a variety of projects related to wood supply, wood energy, and forest resource sustainability in the northeast. She provided technical expertise for the creation of user-friendly modeling tools and geospatial analysis, as well as contributing to forest landowner outreach projects and assistance with on-the-ground forestry operations.  

 

She holds a B.S. in Biology from St .Michael’s College, as well as dual master’s degrees in Forestry and Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

 

Jennifer is a novice fly fisherman, an aspiring birder, and a lover of botany.  In her spare time, she enjoys getting outdoors to run, hike, and photograph nature.