Ohio Agriculture Project Director
Jessica is the Ohio Agriculture Project Director for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, where she works to keep farming productive and profitable while protecting Lake Erie, the Ohio River and their 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.
- 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).
- Nature Conservancy Magazine, Winter 2017: Greater Lakes
- WTOL, 9/14/17: Farmers Team Up with Conservationists to Reduce Runoff
- The Toledo Blade Online, 9/15/17: Forum Address Lake Erie Water Quality, Algae