Program Aquatic Ecologist | 907-786-6384 | lajones12 (at) uaa.alaska.edu
Leslie received B.S. degrees in Statistics and Environmental Science from North Carolina State University, an M.S. degree in Land Resources and Environmental Science from Montana State University, and Ph.D. in Systems Ecology from University of Montana. Leslie works at the interface of landscape and aquatic ecology, geospatial and ecosystem science, climatology, and statistics. Prior to joining the Alaska Center for Conservation Science she worked in transboundary conservation of freshwater ecosystems in Montana and Canada, where she developed stream temperature models to assess species vulnerabilities and aid in climate adaptation planning. Her research focus is in linking ecosystem drivers across spatial and temporal scales. Specifically, identifying physical processes that are most vulnerable to change, and determining how changes might affect flora and fauna distributions at landscape scales.