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Jennifer Nelson, PhD

Chair, Associate Professor, The John Merck Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


  • PhD, Theoretical Ecology, Duke University, 2008
  • MS, Applied Mathematics, Northeastern University, 2014
  • MA, Biology, Duke University, 2002
  • BA, Biology and Mathematics, Colby College, 1999


  • Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Calculus
  • Biology
  • Environmental Courses

Academic Research/Interests

Interactions between populations

Areas of Expertise

Population Dynamics, Biological Modeling, Differential Equations

ON Being at SVC

I'm excited about the opportunity to support students' quantitative studies not just in my courses, but throughout their studies.

  • Highlights

    August 2011 - Named Secretary of the Ecological Society of America - Theory Section, a group of math biologists who use math tools and modeling to understand biological and ecological processes and systems.

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