AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow US Department of Energy. Jane is an ecologist interested in the impacts of environmental change on natural and managed ecosystems. Currently, she is a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy, on leave from her position as a research scientist in the Department of Botany, University of Wyoming. Jane’s research interests are broad and include tropical biogeochemistry as well as the effects of climate change on organisms big and small, from microbes and biological soil crusts to ants and plants. One of the reasons she fell in love with biology is the opportunity to get her hands dirty and Jane’s field work takes her to some incredible places, from the Canyonlands of Utah to southeastern Wyoming and lowland tropical forests in Costa Rica. Jane combines a strong emphasis on research with an interest in science communication and outreach, thinking of ways to expand the role of science in tackling global issues.