Ph.D.: Duke (1986)
Harvard College, 1979
Areas of Interest
Agroecology, eco-social systems, agricultural diversification
Nick Jordan is a Professor of Agronomy & Plant Genetics, at the University of Minnesota. He is an agricultural ecologist, and a Resident Fellow of the University’s Institute on the Environment. He does collaborative research and public engagement to advance diversification in agriculture, using a wide range of research methods. He co-directs the Forever Green Initiative, a cross-sector collaborative network working to advance crops that provide continuous living cover for Midwest agriculture.
Introductory ecology (ESPM 3108); Ecology of Agricultural Systems (Agro 5321)
My research program in agricultural ecology addresses the use of biological diversity to improve the bundle of goods and services that agriculture provides to society. I am particularly interested in models for implementing diversified agriculture at watershed and landscape scales, and for building public-private partnerships that can overcome barriers to diversification in agriculture.