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Jeff Tracey


Jeff Tracey
San Diego Field Station
4165 Spruance Road Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-225-6457
Fax: (619) 225-6436
Ecologist Dr. Jeff A. Tracey --Photographer: Rosana Tracey

Research Interests

  • Landscape ecology and quantitative conservation biology
  • Statistical modeling, artificial intelligence, and machine learning
  • Agent-based modeling, spatially-explicit modeling, and coupled social-ecological models
  • Scientific and statistical computing
  • Complexity and complex adaptive systems
  • Behavioral ecology, population dynamics, and wildlife epidemiology


  • Ph.D. in Ecology, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University 2006
  • M.S. in Biometry, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2004
  • M.S. in Biology, Division of Biology, University of California, San Diego 2000
  • B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, University of California, San Diego 1999

Professional Experience

  • Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Present
  • Consultant, SigmaLogistic Consulting Inc., 2009 – 2010
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Colorado State University, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, 2006 – 2009
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