Jesse Bellemare

Instructor in the Summer Science & Engineering Program

Jesse Bellemare

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Biography

Jesse Bellemare is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Smith College. His research and teaching focus on plant ecology, conservation, and biodiversity management. He also teaches courses in plant identification and diversity, using the extensive collections at the Smith College Botanic Garden and native plants from the local landscape. Prior to joining the faculty at Smith College in 2009, Jesse obtained a master’s degree in forest science from Harvard University and a doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University. He has led research projects studying the effects of past human disturbance on forest plant diversity in western Massachusetts and is currently working on conservation efforts for rare plants that might be threatened by climate change.