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May 2019: PBIO Alum Jeffery Cannon Accepts Position at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:24am
Jeffery Cannon Accepts Position at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center

Dr. Jeffery Cannon, who earned his PhD in this department in 2016, has accepted a position as Forest Management Scientist at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center in southwest Georgia.  Jeff came to UGA after earning his B.S. at Mississippi State University, and a M.S. at University of Mississippi, working with Dr. Stephen Brewer.  He joined PBIO in 2011, where he was part of the Peterson lab.  Because of his strong credentials coming in to UGA, Jeff was awarded a UGA Graduate School fellowship.  Later in 2013 he secured a National Park Service Climate Change Youth Initiative Fellowship, and then in his last year earned a UGA Dissertation Completion Fellowship.  While here, Jeff co-founded the Athens Science Observer.  He also co-chaired the 2015 annual meeting of SEEC (Southeastern Ecology & Evolution Conference) here in Athens.  Jeff is a forest landscape ecologist, and has established expertise in the interactive effects of wind and fire on forest ecosystems, as well as use of remote imagery and GIS to study landscape-scale patterns of forest disturbance.  He published five papers directly from his dissertation work here, in addition to two from side projects.  Since leaving UGA, Jeff has been a Research Scientist at the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, a unit of Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, CO.  He is expected to begin his work at the Jones Center in October 2019.  Because of family roots in Mississippi, Jeff and his wife Marianne and daughter Juliet are looking forward to returning to the Southeast.

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