Congratulations Jennifer Francis for recieving the 2016 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Research Excellence Award for 2016!


The SEBS Research Excellence Award is given annually to a faculty member based on the merits of:

  • Socio-economic significance of his/her research program
  • Compatibility with Rutgers' overarching areas of academic opportunity
  • Utilization of interdisciplinary resources
  • Sustainability and recognition, as evidenced by grants, awards, or through acknowledgement by peers, industry, government, policymakers, or the general public
  • Quality of publications and presentations
  • Demonstrated excellence in research processes and procedures
  • Initiatives that promote general understanding or engagement with his/her research


Recently, Jennifer Francis has been researching the effects of climate change on the strength and positon of the Gulf Stream and what that means for weather patterns across North America. For more information on Jennifer Francis and her work click here