Tennenbaum Coordinating Scientist
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Jon is a trained marine community ecologist with a particular interest in the role that biodiversity plays in sustaining natural systems. He has worked in a variety of ecosystems but has an enduring love for seagrasses. Jon also develops statistical methods, namely “structural equation modeling,” one of the fastest-growing techniques in the natural sciences. He received his B.A. in Biology from Colby College in 2009 and his Ph.D. in Marine Science from the College of William and Mary in 2015. Jon has held post-doctoral research positions at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences before joining Smithsonian MarineGEO where he helps our partners generate questions, conduct surveys and experiments, and analyze and publish data.