Director of the Institute on the Environment and the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Barrett Chair of Ecology at the University of Minnesota
Jessica Hellmann is an expert on climate change adaptation and is Director of the Institute on the Environment and the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Barrett Professor of Ecology at the University of Minnesota. Specifically, she studies the impacts of climate and other global changes on biodiversity and natural resource management. She is a researcher with the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), a program that evaluates the risks of climate change and the opportunity for adaptation in countries and cities. ND-GAIN's flagship product compares countries worldwide for purposes of evaluation and investment decision-making.