Professor & Director, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center
Dr. R. Chris Jones is the Director of the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC). He is a freshwater ecologist whose research foci include tidal freshwater ecosystems (emphasizing plankton and macrophytes), stream ecology (emphasizing benthic macroinvertebrates), and watershed management. Dr. Jones teaches courses in waterscape ecology, freshwater ecology, and multivariate analysis. He has been a faculty member at Mason since 1980.