Ted Wong

is a computational ecologist: He knows ecosystems and writes code. Ted connects the dots between climate data and the information that farmers, foresters, and conservation managers use to manage working landscapes. He graduated from the Yale Forestry School before getting his PhD in plant ecology from Stanford, and he’s currently developing a metric to assess community resilience for the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative.

Chief Technologist
Bellwether Collaboratory


Jessica Ruvinsky

is a field biologist and science writer. As a journalist (The Economist, Science, Discover) she asks questions. As a consultant, she helps people listen to each other’s answers. She wrote the strategic vision for the Organization of Biological Field Stations and the National Association of Marine Labs, and helps ecological organizations anticipate emerging trends. Jessica has a BS from Yale and a PhD from Stanford.

Bellwether Collaboratory

We started working together in grad school, where we studied how plants understand and adapt to their changing environments. Now we want to understand and adapt to ours.

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