I am currently a PhD Candidate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the CaraDonna Lab at Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden.

I think a lot about ecological communities, population dynamics, and natural history in the context of climate change. Right now, I mainly work with bumble bees.

I conduct my research at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, CO, on the stolen ancestral land of the Tabeguache band of the Ute people. As a scientist, I have benefited from the systems of oppression that have dispossessed Indigenous people of their lands. I support land restitution and Indigenous sovereignty, and I am committed to the struggle against inequity and towards justice in science.

jfitzgerald@chicagobotanic.org  CV

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