K. Bruce Jones

Dr. K. Bruce Jones: Professional Qualifications/CV

Title: Executive Director
Affiliation: Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Location: DRI Las Vegas
Email: Bruce.Jones@dri.edu
Phone: 775.673.7663
Full Resume: CV

Keywords: k. bruce jones, DRI, aquatic ecosystems, biodiversity, national ecological monitoring programs, biogeography, regional ecology, deserts, ecological processes, ecosystem diversity, ecosystem functions, ecosystems, environmental assessment, forests, habitats, ecosystem services, landscape ecology, landscape function, herpetology, reptiles, lizards, watershed assessments, catchment assessments, water quality, climate change, climate response models, species modeling, riparian, riparian ecosystems

Professional Interests

  • National and international scale strategic environmental research planning
  • Establishment of national and multi-national partnerships
  • Development of multi-scaled environmental monitoring, vulnerability assessments, and spatially explicit scenario analyses
  • Application of landscape ecology in assessing and sustaining multiple ecosystem services
  • Advanced applications in remote sensing and geographic information systems to monitor and assess environmental conditions at multiple scales
  • Arid lands riparian habitats

Research Areas

  • Multi-scale analysis of habitat, watershed, and ecological processes via remote sensing, in-situ monitoring data, and spatial modeling
  • Regional and national assessments of riparian habitats through combinations of remote sensing and in-situ monitoring data
  • Development of statistical models linking biological and ecological measurements from regional and national in-situ monitoring programs with multi-scaled biophysical data, including land cover and land use
  • Application of statistical approaches to develop scaling relationships including Classification and Regression Tree
  • Quantitative approaches to link multiple ecosystem services to landscape pattern and scale
  • Climate-related habitat changes and species divergence and diversity patterns 

 

Air
Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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Air quality and atmospheric research including meteorology, visibility and pollutant transport.
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Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
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Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
CURRENT OBSERVATIONS


Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Diversity at DRI
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
 

Land and Life
Earth and Ecosystems Sciences (DEES)
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Research into changing landscapes including the soils, plants, animals and humans that affect them.
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GreenPower
K-12 Outreach and Education
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Supporting Nevada educators in science-based, environmental education with free tools, resources, and training.
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Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
dri-renewable-energyExpanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.

Water
Hydrologic Sciences (DHS)
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Study of the natural and human factors that influence the availability and quality of water resources.
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DRI Nevada Medal Event
2014 Medalist - Dr. Albert "Yu-Min" Lin
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Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.


Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Center of ExcellenceCombining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.