Jennifer A. Dunne

Jennifer A. Dunne

Areas of Expertise:

Sciences, Technology & Engineering - Ecology, network theory and applications, complex systems, couples natural-human systems.

Jennifer Dunne, PhD, is the Chair of Faculty and Vice President for Science at the Santa Fe Institute, where she has been on the faculty since 2007. Dr. Dunne received an AB from Harvard where she studied philosophy, an MA in biology from San Francisco State University, a PhD in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berke-ley, and was awarded a NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biological Informatics. In 2004, she co-founded a small research institute, the Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab, which she continues to co-di-rect. Dr. Dunne’s research interests are in analysis, modeling, and theory, related to the organization, dynamics, and function of ecosystems. She and her collaborators develop ecoinformatic technologies to facilitate sharing, synthesis, visualization, analysis, and modeling of data related to biocomplexity research. Widely published in national and international science journals, Dr. Dunne serves as an editor at Ecology Letters and the new Journal of Complex Networks. She is a series editor for the Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution and is on the advisory board of the new science magazine, Nautilus.