Jessica D'Ambrosio, Western Lake Erie Basin Agriculture Project Director
Jessica D'Ambrosio Jessica D'Ambrosio, Western Lake Erie Basin Agriculture Project Director © TNC

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Jessica D'Ambrosio

Western Lake Erie Basin Agriculture Project Director

Dublin, OH

  • AREA OF EXPERTISE

    Agriculture, Western Lake Erie Basin, Watershed Management, Nutrient Management, Hydrology

Biography

Jessica is the Western Lake Erie Basin Agriculture Project Director for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, where she works to keep farming productive and profitable while protecting Lake Erie and its tributaries.

She believes that we need to work collaboratively to established a shared community vision and set of goals in order to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. 

Prior to joining the Conservancy, she was an assistant professor of cooperative education in the sciences for Antioch College and was a program manager in research and extension for The Ohio State University.

Her area of expertise includes watershed management, hydrology and agricultural drainage.

She holds degrees in environmental science and agricultural engineering from The Ohio State University.

Recent News Coverage Including Jessica:

Publications include:

  • Kalcic, M., Crumpton, W., Liu, X., D’Ambrosio, J.L., Ward, A., and J.D. Witter. “Assessment of beyond-the-field nutrient management practices for agricultural crop systems with subsurface drainage.” Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. (2018).
  • D'Ambrosio, J.L., Ward, A., Witter, J.D. “Evaluating Geomorphic Change in Constructed Two-Stage Ditches.” AWRA 51(4): 910–922 (2015).
  • D'Ambrosio, J.L., Williams, L.R., Ward, A., Witter, J.D., Williams, M.G. "Geomorphology, Habitat, and Spatial Location Influences on Fish and Macroinvertebrate Communities in Modified Channels of an Agriculturally-Dominated Watershed in Ohio, USA." Ecological Engineering 68:32-46 (2014).
  • Witter, J.D., Ward, A.D., D'Ambrosio, J.L., "Predicting Stream Dynamic Equilibrium in a Central Ohio Watershed". Journal of Natural & Environmental Sciences 2(1): 25-33. (2011).
  • D'Ambrosio, J.L., Williams, L.R., Witter, J.D., Ward, A. "Effects of geomorphology, habitat, and spatial location on fish assemblages in a watershed in Ohio, USA". Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 148 (1-4): 325-341. (2009).

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  • Kalcic, M., Crumpton, W., Liu, X., D’Ambrosio, J.L., Ward, A., and J.D. Witter. “Assessment of beyond-the-field nutrient management practices for agricultural crop systems with subsurface drainage.” Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. (2018).
  • D'Ambrosio, J.L., Ward, A., Witter, J.D. “Evaluating Geomorphic Change in Constructed Two-Stage Ditches.” AWRA 51(4): 910–922 (2015).
  • D'Ambrosio, J.L., Williams, L.R., Ward, A., Witter, J.D., Williams, M.G. "Geomorphology, Habitat, and Spatial Location Influences on Fish and Macroinvertebrate Communities in Modified Channels of an Agriculturally-Dominated Watershed in Ohio, USA." Ecological Engineering 68:32-46 (2014).
  • Witter, J.D., Ward, A.D., D'Ambrosio, J.L., "Predicting Stream Dynamic Equilibrium in a Central Ohio Watershed". Journal of Natural & Environmental Sciences 2(1): 25-33. (2011).
  • D'Ambrosio, J.L., Williams, L.R., Witter, J.D., Ward, A. "Effects of geomorphology, habitat, and spatial location on fish assemblages in a watershed in Ohio, USA". Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 148 (1-4): 325-341. (2009).