Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Jessica Hellmann

B.S., University of Michigan, 1996
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2000

Areas of Expertise: Global change biology, including diagnosis of ecological impacts of climate change; Population biology of insects and plants; Strategies for adapting nature and ecosystems to climate change; Public education about science 

Recent Articles:

  • “Multidimensional evaluation of managed relocation” (2009)
  • “Climate change impacts on terrestrial ecosystem in metropolitan Chicago and its surrounding, multi-state region” (2010)
  • “Adaptation to host plants may prevent rapid insect response to climate change" (2010)
  • “Impact of an invasive oak-gall wasp on a native butterfly: a test of plant-mediated competition” (2010)
  • “Future human intervention in ecosystems and the critical role of evolutionary biology” (2011)

Office: 179 Galvin Hall


Click here to view Prof. Hellmann's 2012 Reilly Center forum talk "Fixing the global commons: what humans can and should do to help nature live and thrive through climate change"