Jens T Stevens, Ph.D.


Jens Stevens is a research ecologist at the New Mexico Landscapes Field Station, a Fort Collins
Science Center facility in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jens has a M.S. in Plant Biology from the
University of Vermont, where he studied fire-invasive plant interactions in the Florida Everglades,
and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California Davis, where he studied interactions
between fire, climate and forest management in the Sierra Nevada of California. Jens has conducted
diverse research on forests of California and elsewhere in western North America, which seeks to
understand the causes and ecological consequences of forest disturbance at multiple spatial and
temporal scales.


  • Ph.D. Ecology, University of California Davis, 2014

  • M.S. Plant Biology, University of Vermont, 2008 

  • B.S. Biology, Carleton College, Minnesota, 2006

Professional Experience

  • 2018 - present, Research Ecologist, USGS New Mexico Landscapes Field Station, Fort Collins Science Center, Santa Fe, NM 

  • 2016-2018, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California Berkeley

  • 2014-2016, Postdoctoral Scholar, John Muir Institute of the Environment, University of California Davis

  • 2008-2009, Research Technician, Dartmouth College, Hanover New Hampshire