James Patrick Cronin, Ph.D.

My research uses analytical tools to identify ecological processes operating in natural systems and aid decision makers in conserving and restoring natural landscapes. My projects generally focus on (1) translating human knowledge and beliefs about how the world works into causal models and (2) using causal models to inform large-scale restoration efforts.

Biography

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Pittsburgh

B.A., Biology, St. John's University

BACKGROUND

2018-Present: Research Ecologist, US Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (formerly National Wetland Research Center), Lafayette, LA, USA

2014-2018: Ecologist, US Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (formerly National Wetland Research Center), Lafayette, LA, USA

2013-2014: Research Scientist I, Five Rivers Services LLC, USGS National Wetland Research Center, Lafayette, LA, USA

2006-2013: Postdoctoral Research Associate Infectious Disease Ecology, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

1999-2006: Ph.D. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; NSF Gk-12 Teaching Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

1996-1999: B.A. Magna cum laude Biology, St. John’s University, MN

PUBLICATIONS and DATA SHARING

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NEWS

Nature News Flash: http://rdcu.be/bK4i

ResearchGate: https://goo.gl/4cRlKF

Googlescholar: https://goo.gl/eb69Kv