In addition to leading grant portfolios focused on aquatic ecology and evolution, Jon is engaged with the foundation’s science policy fellowship efforts and several projects conceived at the intersection of the organization’s science and environmental conservation programs. He is curious about the reciprocal relationships between earth systems and the living organisms of the planet, and how those relationships change with time. He is also inspired by how advances in technology enable scientists to observe nature in new ways.
Jon trained as a marine microbial ecologist and spent many months at sea investigating seafloor hydrothermal vent systems in the Pacific Ocean. After postdoctoral research, he worked at the Environmental Protection Agency as a science and technology policy fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jon earned a B.S. in geology–biology from Brown University and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington.
Marine Microbiology Initiative
Special Projects in Science
Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems