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Jessica Rhodes

Rhodes, Jessica

Jessica Rhodes is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a joint position with the Appalachian LCC and the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. She began her tenure in 2002 as a student in the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) for the Pennsylvania Field Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. Upon graduation in 2004, she continued to work for the Pennsylvania Field Office in the Conservation Planning Assistance Program. In 2005, Jessica transferred to the Virginia Ecological Services Office in Gloucester, Virginia as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist in the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. Jessica joined the Appalachian LCC team in her current position in December of 2014. She works on habitat restoration projects throughout Virginia, conducts GIS analysis for strategic planning and prioritization activities, manages the Virginia Field Office website, and provides IT support for the Virginia Field Office. She completed her master’s degree in Geographic Information System from The Pennsylvania State University in 2013 and continues to develop and refine her GIS skills.



Expertise

Geospatial (GIS) Spatial Modeling (connectivity, reserve selection, landscape permeability)