Jaclyn Hatala Matthes

Wellesley College
Department of Biological Sciences
106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: 
781-283-3159
Email: 
jmatthes@wellesley.edu
Hubbard Brook Role: 
Investigator
Research Interests: 

Jaclyn Hatala Matthes is an ecosystem ecologist at Wellesley College studying feedbacks between forest dynamics, climate change, and biotic disturbance from insects and pathogens. Her lab is collaborating with other investigators at Hubbard Brook to better understand how past ecosystem dynamics will impact future forest responses to multiple disturbances by fusing long-term vegetation data at Hubbard Brook with ecosystem models. This approach will test hypotheses regarding how ecosystems respond to biotic and climatic disturbance and inform how future data collection efforts can be targeted to reduce uncertainties in ecosystem forecasting.