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Jaime Ashander, PhD

Jaime is a Research Biologist with the Eastern Ecological Science Center at the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, MD. 

Jaime uses decision analysis, population dynamics models, and climate data to investigate optimal management of natural resources in a changing world. Jaime joined USGS in 2021 as a Research Ecologist working on time-dependent optimal strategies for natural resource management. Understanding such strategies will help in adapting current management practices to ongoing and future climate change. Since 2021, Jaime has worked on these issues in several areas including waterfowl harvest management, allocation of resources to land protection, and prioritization of conservation activities. Beginning in 2023, Jamie transitioned to a permanent role as a Research Biologist.