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Geneva W. Chong, Ph.D.

Geneva Chong is a Bureau Approving Official in the Office of Science Quality and Integrity.

Geneva Chong is an ecologist whose worldview is shaped by undergraduate training in plant genetics and traditional agricultural systems and graduate training in biology and landscape ecology. Before joining the Bureau Approving Official Team in 2021, her research examined the effects of climate and land-use change on ecological processes such as fire regimes, plant productivity, and wildlife migration. Earlier work ranged from testing methods to restore pinyon-juniper woodlands with native grass species in New Mexico to designing methods to quantify plant diversity and detect rare plant species. Geneva was born in New Hampshire, and she has been located in Jackson, Wyoming, since 2003.