Chad Jones



Contact Chad Jones
Email: cjones8@conncoll.edu
Mailbox: 5398
Office: 316 New London Hall
Phone: (860) 439-5304
Fax: (860) 439-2519

Chad Jones, Associate Professor of Botany

Associate Professor of Botany

Joined Connecticut College: 2007

Education
B.S. Brigham Young University; Ph.D. University of Washington

Specializations
Plant ecology
Plant succession
Invasive species
GIS and ecological modeling

Chad Jones is interested in a wide range of topics in plant ecology. His research has involved two major themes: plant succession and invasive species.

Professor Jones has studied plant colonization following a broad array of disturbances ranging from volcanic eruptions and the retreat of glaciers to gopher mounds in mountain meadows. Among other topics, he has examined spatial patterns of dispersal, factors that limit plant colonization and effects of disturbances on plant diversity.

A second area of research involves investigating patterns of spread of invasive species. He uses statistical models and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to predict the potential distributions of invasive species at several scales.

Professor Jones teaches courses in ecology, ecological restoration, plant taxonomy, plant ecology and environmental studies.

He is a fellow with the College's Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment.

Visit the Botany department website and the Environmental Studies Program website.