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Hugh Ratcliffe

Hugh Ratcliffe

Hugh Ratcliffe is a masters student in the Conservation Sciences program at the University of Minnesota. His research interests explore the intersection of climate change and conservation with a focus on evaluating the effectiveness of adaptation strategies. Key areas for Hugh’s current research include:  analyzing the joint effects of conservation management and weather/climate on invasive dynamics in grassland systems, and population modeling of elephants and birds with a focus on quantifying sensitivity to climate extremes. Before beginning his masters, Hugh worked as a Senior Analyst for an energy efficiency and climate policy consulting firm in Portland, Oregon. He holds a BA in Earth and Oceanographic Science and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College and in his spare time enjoys backpacking, playing soccer, arguing about films, and rock climbing

 

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