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Jeffrey Morisette

Center Director, North Central Climate Science Center

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Jeff is currently the director of the DOI North Central Climate Science Center; which is working to provide the best available climate science to natural and cultural resource managers in the region.  Some of his existing research includes large-scale species habitat mapping and work on land surface phenology estimates from satellite data. 

His prior positions include branch head of the Invasive Species Science Branch and the assistant center director for science at the USGS Fort Collins Science Center.  Before transferring to the USGS in 2008, he was at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for ten years and in 2007 served a year-long detail at NASA Headquarters working in the Applied Sciences Program.  

Jeff received a B.A. degree from Siena Heights University in Adrian Michigan, an M.S. degree in Statistics from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and a PhD. from North Carolina State University.  He also attended the International Space University's Summer Program, Vienna, in 1996.  In 2006 he won NOAA’s National “David Johnson Award for Outstanding Innovative Use of Earth Observation Satellite Data”.

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My Science Topics

Science Topic
Ecology and Environmentbiodiversity
Ecology and Environmentbiogeography
Ecology and Environmentecological processes
Ecology and Environmentecosystem diversity
Ecology and Environmentecosystem functions
Ecology and Environmentecosystems
Ecology and Environmentforests
Ecology and Environmentgrasslands
Ecology and Environmenthabitats

My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

Climate Variability & Change

Climate Science for Resource Management


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Jeffrey Morisette
2150 Centre Avenue Bldg C
Fort Collins, CO 80526
970-226-9230 - Fax
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