Janet Ruth, Ph.D.

Biography

Janet Ruth obtained her Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy at George Mason University in 1995. She is a Research Ecologist - Emeritus at the Fort Collins Science Center, stationed at the New Mexico Landscapes Field Station in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her research has focused on desert grassland bird ecology (breeding and nonbreeding) with a recent focus on Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus), migration ecology in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands region, and international bird conservation (Partners in Flight).

Education

  • Ph.D., Environmental Science and Public Policy, George Mason University, 1995
  • M.S., Environmental Biology, George Mason University, 1991
  • B.A., Biology, Eastern Mennonite College, 1979

Professional Experience

  • January 2016 to present - Research Ecologist - Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Landscapes Field Station, Fort Collins Science Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2001 to 2015 - Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Arid Lands Field Station, Fort Collins Science Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • 1996 to 2001 - Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, CO
  • 1991 to 1996 - Staff Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, then National Biological Survey, Arlington, VA
  • 1991 to 1995 - Ph.D. Candidate, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • 1988 to 1991 - Graduate Student/Field Researcher, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • 1983 to 1991 - Legislative Staff Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Affiliations

  • 2008 to Present - Adjunct Research Associate Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM