Jessica Hua

Jessica Hua

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Associate Professor

Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 263-2896

Lab Website



Physiological ecology, toxicology


Institution Major Field Granted
B.A. Southwestern University Biology and Kinesiology 2008
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh Ecology and Evolution 2014

Professional Experience

Institution Title Specialization Year
Center for Integrated Watershed Studies Director   2020-2022
Binghamton University Associate Professor   2020-2022
Binghamton University Assistant Professor   2015-2020
Purdue University Postdoctoral Fellow   2014-2015



I. Research: To understand fundamental mechanisms shaping ecological interactions, evolutionary processes, and eco-evo feedbacks in human modified environments. By studying ecosystem responses to disturbances (i.e. pollution, temperature shifts, invasive species), we aim to contribute insights to:

(a) The fields of ecology and evolution.
(b) Conservation, restoration, and regulation of aquatic ecosystems and amphibians.

II. Research Education-Integration: To investigate how outreach/community science efforts influence community perception and understanding of science we:

(a) Collaborate with artists, educators, and engineers to generate resources for science communication and for training community members to participate in community science initiatives.
(b) Study how science communication efforts (outreach and community science) influence public perception and understanding of science.

For information on Prof. Hua’s research, please see these pages on her lab website:

Courses Taught

Ecology, Pollutants, and You

Spring 2023; Tue/Thur 9:30- 10:45 am

Sample Syllabus

For more information, see the Teaching page of Prof. Hua’s lab website.