Jordan’s background includes a diverse range of lab-, field- and synthesis-based approaches to answer ecological questions across many different habitats, including:
- Impacts of global change on early life stages of kelp and oysters
- Methods for kelp forest and coral reef rehabilitation
- Seasonal hydrology and oceanography of estuaries
- Baseline surveys of mesophotic habitats using ROVs
- Cumulative effects assessments
- Expert knowledge to inform ecosystem assessments
Jordan earned her PhD in 2019 from the University of California-Davis where her work focused on the resilience of marine habitat-forming species to global change. She then spent a year as a Canadian Healthy Oceans postdoctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, working on improving methods to conduct cumulative effects assessments. Throughout her career, she has prioritized diverse partnerships with industry, government agencies, and academic institutions in the US and abroad, including work in Chile, Mexico, Indonesia, Australia, and the Dominican Republic. She received a B.A. from Columbia University.