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Christian Jones

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy

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Expertise: Tidal Freshwater Ecosystems, Stream Ecology, Watershed Management, Chesapeake Bay

Dr. R. Chris Jones, Chair of the Environmental Science and Policy Department is a freshwater ecologist who researches tidal freshwater ecosystems (emphasizing plankton and macrophytes), stream ecology (emphasizing benthic macroinvertebrates), and watershed management.

He is also director of the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC), which uses scientific tools and research to help society understand and sustain natural processes in ecosystems, watersheds, and landscapes of the Potomac River.

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