Dr. Jameson Chace

Faculty Director of Community Engaged Learning

Contact Information:

Room 312
(401) 341-3204


B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University (1989)
M.A., University of Colorado-Boulder (1995)
Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder (2001)

Personal Statement:


In addition to being a professor of biology, I also chair the interdisciplinary majors in the Department of Cultural, Environmental, and Global Studies. My research is based on creating opportunities for undergraduates to gain experiences in field ecology and environmental sciences. To that end, I have been awarded two National Science Foundation RI-EPSCoR grants related to marine response to climate change and the collaborative Northeast Water Regional Network (Rhode Island, Delaware and Vermont). I also maintain an active research program in hydroponics and in avian ecology. I am the author of 25 peer-reviewed papers and have given nine papers at national conferences in the past 10 years. I spend a significant amount of time in the field, locally in the forests and wetlands of Aquidneck Island studying bird behavior, along the coastline of Narragansett Bay studying sea ducks and osprey, measuring water quality in ponds, streams and the coastal environment, and on field trips to New Hampshire, Cape Cod and Belize.