K. Bruce Jones
June 7th, 2010
K. Bruce Jones is currently Chief Scientist for the Biology Discipline at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia. Before his current assignment, Bruce spent two years as the Chief Scientist for Geography. Before coming to the USGS he served as a Senior Scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) with the responsibility of pulling together expertise from across EPA to conduct research and fill critical scientific gaps in the areas of spatial analysis and landscape ecology. He has been or is currently involved in landscape ecology research projects in many areas across the United States, in Northern Mexico, and across extensive areas of Europe and Australia. Bruce also served as the Chief of the Landscape Ecology Branch in the EPA’s Laboratory in Las Vegas, NV, and as an Associate Director in the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program or EMAP. Previous to coming to work with the EPA, Bruce worked in the Endangered Species Office in Washington, D.C., working on endangered species status reviews and listings within the U.S. and abroad. He started his Federal career 32 years ago with the Bureau of Land Management, working on wildlife habitat surveys throughout the Southwestern U.S. He has conducted extensive research in the fields of landscape ecology, hydrology, biogeography, molecular evolution, and herpetology, and has over 100 publications. Bruce is currently on the Editorial Board for Ecological Indicators, and the Editorial Advisory Board for the International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. He is President of the International Association of Landscape Ecologists (IALE, 2007 – 2011) and has served as Counselor at Large on the Executive Committee of the U.S Chapter of IALE (2003 – 2005). He was a member of the Heinz Center working group on national landscape pattern indicators, the AIBS working group for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), and the Implementation Committee for the National Phenology Network (NPN). He served as President of the Arizona Chapter of the Wildlife Society (1985), and served on an Office of Technology and Assessment Committee on approaches to monitor and assess biological diversity (1985 – 1987). Bruce received his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada in Environmental Biology, an M.S. in Ecology from New Mexico State University, and B.S. in Biology from Jacksonville University. Bruce and his wife Anna live in Reston, and have five children … Justin, Sarah, Jason, Luke, and Mick, and three grandchildren … Sean, Logan, and Evan.