Jena Hickey, PhD

Jena joins IGCP with over 15 years of professional experience, much of that with the US Bureau of Reclamation and the US Forest Service, including contributions to landscape-level land-use planning in Central Africa in addition to domestic US responsibilities. Her work throughout her career has been focused on species occurrence, abundance, movements, habitat use and responses to human alterations of the environment, informing conservation solutions that acknowledge humans as part of the system. She has a PhD from the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (2012), completing her PhD dissertation on modeling bonobo occurrence in relation to bushmeat hunting, slash-and-burn agriculture, and timber harvest.


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