Jeff Dukes is Director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center and a professor in Purdue’s Departments of Forestry and Natural Resources and Biological Sciences.
Dukes’s research examines how plants and ecosystems respond to a changing environment, focusing on topics from invasive species to climate change. Much of his experimental work seeks to inform and improve climate models.
Dukes received a Ph.D from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, both in Biological Sciences. He is a Public Engagement Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. He holds the Belcher Chair for Environmental Sustainability in Purdue's College of Agriculture.
As the director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, Dukes has led the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment. He has also contributed to national and global climate assessments in various capacities, and serves on the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.