Institute on the Environment (IonE)

IonE discovers solutions to Earth’s most pressing environmental problems by conducting transformative research, developing the next generation of global leaders and building world-changing partnerships.

Jessica Hellmann, PhD
Executive Director, IonE
Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior




Melissa Kenney, PhD
Director of Research and Knowledge Initiatives, IonE
Principal Research Scientist of Environmental Decision Support, IonE
Affiliate Faculty, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs