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Jeffrey W Matthews
Title: Wetland Research Leader
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Dept. of NRES, W-503 Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
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Address mailcode: 652
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Phone: 217-244-2168
Fax: 217-244-0802

Course taught: NRES 285--Wetland Delineation & Classification
My research addresses the ecological underpinnings of restoration ecology. I am particularly interested in the application of theories from succession, community assembly and landscape ecology to wetland restoration. Ongoing work addresses how restoration progress can be best assessed and identifies the ecological factors leading to restoration success or failure.
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Adjunct Assistant Professor in Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Selected publications:
Matthews, J.W. and G. Spyreas. 2010. Convergence and divergence in plant community trajectories as a framework for monitoring wetland restoration progress. Journal of Applied Ecology 47:1128-1136.

Matthews, J.W. and A.G. Endress. 2010. Rate of succession in restored wetlands and the role of site context. Applied Vegetation Science 13:346-355.

Matthews, J.W., A.L. Peralta, A. Soni, P. Baldwin, A.D. Kent, and A.G. Endress. 2009. Local and landscape correlates of non-native species invasion in restored wetlands. Ecography 32:1031-1039.

Matthews, J.W., G. Spyreas, and A.G. Endress. 2009. Trajectories of vegetation-based indicators used to assess wetland restoration progress. Ecological Applications 19:2093-2107.

Matthews, J.W., A.L. Peralta, D.N. Flanagan, P.M. Baldwin, A. Soni, A.D. Kent, and A.G. Endress. 2009. Relative influence of landscape versus local factors on plant community assembly in restored wetlands. Ecological Applications 19:2108-2123.

Matthews, J.W. and A.G. Endress. 2008. Performance criteria, compliance success and vegetation development in compensatory mitigation wetlands. Environmental Management 41:130-141.
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Education: PhD, Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008

MA, Ecological & Evolutionary Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1999

BS, Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1997

BA, Zoology and Botany, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1997
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