Forest ecology, community ecology, invasive species, restoration ecology, pests and pathogens
I am broadly interested in invasive species and climate change impacts across terrestrial systems. I combine applied and theoretical questions to further our understanding of ecosystem processes. Using manipulative experiments and long-term monitoring data from grasslands, mixed conifer, and high elevation forests, I seek to describe emerging shifts within communities. I am currently investigating the spread of white pine blister rust and beetles into the Sierra Nevada. My upcoming projects include whitebark pine conservation and drought interactions with pests and pathogens. I aim to provide actionable science to protect our remnant wild spaces and restore diversity and ecosystem services in degraded areas.
Dudney, J., L.M. Hallett, L. Larios, E. Farrer, E.N. Spotswood, C. Stein, and K.N. Suding (2016). "Lagging behind: have we overlooked previous year precipitation effects in annual grasslands?" Journal of Ecology.
Dudney, J., L.M. Hallett, E.N. Spotswood, and K.N. Suding (2017). “Invasive species and ecological restoration.” In Allison, S. and S. Murphy (Ed.). The Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration.
Dudney, J., N. Stephenson, A. Das, J. Nesmith, and J. Battles. “Spread ad severity of white pine blister rust and beetles in the southern Sierra.” In prep.
Honors and Awards
Switzer Fellowship, 2017
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015
Berkeley Grad Slam Championship - 2nd Place, 2017
Outstanding GSI Award, Berkeley, 2016
Cal-IPC Presenter Award, 2015
Rose Hills Foundation Science Award, 2006
The Richter Research Award, 2005
Americans and the Global Forest, University of California, 2015