Jessica Ives is a Research Assistant shared between the University of Windsor and the University of Waterloo. She spends half of her time working on with Lake Futures, focusing on using fuzzy cognitive mapping to determine ecological indicators of change on Lake Erie. The other half of the time she acts as the Lake Erie Millennium Network Coordinator. Jessica completed an MSc at the University of Waterloo where she used stable isotopes to examine spatial and temporal niche use by the invasive bloody red shrimp (Hemimysis anomala) in the Great Lakes basin. She has since worked for the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, both of which nurtured an interest in applied science that contributes to the management of the Great Lakes. She is generally interested in food web and energy dynamics, ecosystem services, and adaptive capacity of large lake ecosystems.