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Ms. Jess Ives 

Research Facilitator, Healthy Headwaters Lab, University of Windsor

Co-founder and Director of Operations, ACARE

Ms. Jessica (Jess) Ives has a background in highly collaborative work in the Great Lakes basin and is currently the Research Facilitator at the Healthy Headwaters Lab at the University of Windsor, where the research program focuses on connections between land-use and freshwater restoration in headwater streams leading into Lake Erie. Jess has served on the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Board of Directors since 2015, during which time she assisted in the development of a new International Committee focused on strengthening the international breadth of the association. She is also the Technical Editor for the Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Jess received Bachelor of Mathematics (2010) and Master of Science (2013) degrees at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. During her MSc she used stable isotopes to examine spatial and temporal trophic niche use by the invasive bloody red shrimp (Hemimysis anomala) in the Great Lakes basin. Her interests lie in food-web and energy dynamics of large lake systems, and whole-ecosystem perspectives on natural resource issues.

Jess generously donates her time and resources as Director of Operations of ACARE and provides strategic advice.