May, 2014: Living Our Values Honorees Recognized at Luncheon
Our values guide our actions and interactions at UC Irvine. These awards are a small way of recognizing those members of our campus community who bring these values to life through their leadership, dedication and example. — Chancellor Michael Drake
The Living Our Values Awards honor members of the UC Irvine community whose actions best embody the university’s values of respect, intellectual curiosity, integrity, commitment, empathy, appreciation and fun.
May, 2014: Spring Break in the Desert increases outreach for Anza-Borrego Desert and Salton Sea Regions
UCI's School of Biological Sciences highlights the Spring Break in the Desert service-learning program that I developed as the Education & Outreach coordinator for the Center for Environmental Biology
April, 2014: Climate effects on plant chemistry
Oikos highlights our recent paper on population variation and patterns of terpene chemistry on their blog!
Chancellor's Club Profile: Jessica Dawn Pratt - A Chancellor's Club Fellowship helped an aspiring Ph.D. get published, work on her dissertation, and raise a new infant daughter.
August 26, 2013: 2011-2012 Public Impact Fellowship Recipient, Jessica Pratt
This video was produced by UC-Irvine's Graduate Division when I was awarded the 2011-2012 Campus-wide Public Impact Fellowship for my dissertation research in California.
More information about this fellowship program can be found here.
April 2, 2013
ClimateWire covers our Global Change Biology Manuscript!
April, 1, 2013
Science Daily covers our Global Change Biology Manuscript!
"Southern California Sagebrush Better Suited to Climate Change, Study Finds"
March 8, 2013
Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center Grand Opening
I was invited to speak about my work at the grand opening of the newest addition to the UC Natural Reserve System (as of the date above). Scroll ahead to 34:45 to hear me speak!
April 2, 2012
The sweet smell of success - Jessica Pratt is looking for the most cost effective way to save unique California habitat.
"Grad student Jessica Pratt wins Public Impact Fellowship for her sage scrub restoration efforts."
January 31, 2012
Sharing Names, Sharing Confusion - There is a new Jessica Pratt on campus and she wrote this cute article about us and the confusion our names have led to among our colleagues - like, how do I find so much time to write so many articles for the University newspaper as a graduate student? Answer - I'm not that Jessica Pratt!
July 18, 2011
Making the grade - Celebration of Teaching and Excellence in Leadership awards honor faculty and staff.
July 11, 2011
Putting down roots in the tropics - UCI becomes permanent member of highly regarded tropical studies organization
"Jessica and Riley Pratt climb a tree at the Cuerici Biological Station in Costa Rica, where UCI researchers study ecology and conservation. Tropical trees have shaped their private lives along with their professional careers. They shared their first kiss and a marriage proposal in one."