Jaclyn Hatala Matthes


I am an Assistant Professor at Wellesley College in the Department of Biological Sciences and I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor affiliated with the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Graduate Program at Dartmouth. My research and teaching concern feedbacks between climate change, land-use change, and ecosystem processes. For more details about the work going on in my lab, see the Research page.

Email: jmatthes [at] wellesley [dot] edu

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. Earth & Environment, Boston University
  • Ph.D. Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, UC Berkeley
  • A.B. Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard University

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, 2016 – present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. Geography, Dartmouth College, 2016 – present
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. Geography, Dartmouth College, 2014 – 2016
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Grad Program in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Dartmouth College, 2014 – 2016
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. Earth & Environment, Boston University, 2013-2014
  • Graduate Researcher & Instructor, Dept. Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, UC Berkeley, 2009-2013
  • Research Assistant, Dept. Organismal & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2007-2009
  • Research Scientist, Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, Bozeman, MT, 2006-2007


  • BISC 307: Ecosystem Ecology with Lab, Wellesley College, Fall 2016
  • GEOG 8: Life in the Anthropocene, Dartmouth College, Winter 2015, 2016
  • GEOG 3: The Natural Environment, Dartmouth College, Spring 2015