Holly Jones is a Restoration Ecologist at Northern Illinois University, where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy.
Her Evidence-based Restoration Lab studies how ecosystems recover from disturbances and the best ways to restore ecosystems. Her field work has taken her to far-flung islands in the Aleutians and she has current research projects on New Zealand islands and at Nachusa Grasslands in Franklin Grove, Ill.
She double-majored in Marine Biology and Ecology and Evolution at University of California, Santa Cruz and received her doctorate from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
In her spare time, she enjoys making mischief with her husband and two daughters, reading fiction, cooking, gardening, and traveling
There's only the tiniest fraction of native prairie left in the so-called Prairie State. Holly Jones says it's time to protect what little is still here.