Dr. Jill Baron
Office: NESB B225
Phone: (970) 491-1968
Ph.D. from Colorado State University 1991, Rangeland Ecosystem Ecology
M.Sci. from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979, Land Resources
B.S. from Cornell University, 1976, Plant Sciences with Geology minor
Dr. Jill S. Baron is an ecosystem ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and a Senior Research Ecologist with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University. Her interests include applying ecosystem concepts to management of human-dominated regions, and understanding the biogeochemical and ecological effects of climate change and atmospheric nitrogen deposition to mountain ecosystems. She is founder and Co-Director of the John Wesley Powell Center for Earth System Science Analysis and Synthesis, a synthesis center supported by USGS and NSF. Baron was Lead Author of the US Climate Change Science Program report on Climate Change Adaptation Options for National Parks, has given testimony to Congress on western acid rain and climate change issues, and was Editor-in-Chief of Issues in Ecology, an Ecological Society of America publication for non-scientists from 2009-2012. She is founder and Principal Investigator of the Loch Vale Watershed long-term monitoring and research program in Rocky Mountain National Park, an instrumented catchment with 30 years of continuous records. Baron is currently President-elect of the Ecological Society of America and will serve as President in 2013 and Past-President in 2014.