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Sadie Ryan

Sadie J. Ryan
Assistant Professor

134 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6757

Email: sjryan@esf.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley
  • B.A. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Research Interests

We work on ecology at the human interface and its implications for conservation, sustainability, wildlife management, and disease ecology.

Our interdisciplinary work incorporates tools from quantitative and applied ecology, geography and social science. We use techniques from the lab to the field to the computer to the white board.

We play well with others, and welcome collaborations.

Lab web site: http://www.esf.edu/EFB/ryan/

Courses Taught

Recent Publications

Mordecai, E.A., Paaijmans, K.P., Johnson, L.R., Balzer, C.H., Ben-Horin, T., deMoor, E., McNally, A., Pawar, S., Ryan, S.J., Smith, T.C., Lafferty, K.D., 2013. Physiological constraints dramatically lower the expected temperature for peak malaria transmission. Ecology Letters. 16(1):22-30. [PDF]

S.J. Ryan and Hartter, J. 2012. Beyond ecological success of corridors: integrating land use history and demographic change to provide a whole landscape perspective. Ecological Restoration. 30(4): 320-328 [PDF] Invited paper: Special Issue on Design Approaches to Ecological Restoration

M.J. Tildesley and Ryan, S.J. 2012. Disease prevention versus data privacy:using landcover maps to inform spatial epidemic models. PLOS Computational Biology. [PDF]

Rudnick, D., Ryan, S.J., Preziosi, D., Epps, C., Deiffenbach, F., Kintsch, J., Beier, P., Jenness, J., Perkl., R., Trombulak, S., Hartter, J., Gerber, L., Merenlender, A., Austen, D., Cushman, S. 2012. Emerging principles in understanding landscape connectivity: practical tools for conservation decision-making. Issues in Ecology 16 (Fall 2012). [PDF]

Ryan, S.J., Cross, P.C., Winnie, J, Jr, Hay, C., Bowers, J., Getz, W.M. 2012. The utility of NDVI for predicting African buffalo forage quality. Journal of Wildlife Management. 76(7):1499-1508  [PDF] [COVER]

Ryan, S.J., Brashares, J. S, Walsh, C., Milbers, K., Kilroy, C., Chapman, C.A. 2012. A survey of gastrointestinal parasites of olive baboons (Papio anubis) in human settlement areas of Mole National Park, Ghana. J. Parasitology 98:885-888. [PDF]

Hartter, J., Stampone, M.D., Ryan, S.J., Kirner, K., Chapman, C.A., Goldman, A., 2012. Patterns and perceptions of climate change around a biodiversity hotspot. PLoS ONE 7(2)e32408 [PDF]

Ryan, S.J. and Walsh, P.D. 2011. Consequences of non-intervention for infectious disease in African great apes. PLoS ONE 6(12):e29030. [PDF]

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)
  • Ecological Society of America (ESA)
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • The Wildlife Society (TWS)
  • Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB)
  • Sigma Xi
  • American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Prior Employment

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), Santa Barbara, CA
  • Visitor, Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, NSF Biological Informatics, Stanford University and McGill University
  • Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, Lecturer
  • Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Research Associate
  • Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Researcher

Current Graduate Advisees

Rebecca FudaRebecca Fuda
rkfuda@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ryan and Frair
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Undergraduate Institute: Boston University

Personal Statement
My research interests lie at the human-wildlife interface in African landscapes. In particular, I am interested in investigating the effects of anthropogenic disturbances on wildlife populations as well as factors contributing to human-wildlife conflict and potential strategies for mitigation.

Graduate Research Topic
Response of large carnivores to human disturbance in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Home Page
beckyfuda.weebly.com


Emily GavardEmily Gavard
ejgavard@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ryan and Whipps
  • Area of Study: Conservation Biology

Michael JonesMichael Jones
mijone01@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Fierke and Ryan
  • Area of Study: Entomology
  • Undergraduate Institute: University of Calif Davis (Environmental Science)

Links

Graduate Research Topic
Distribution and dispersal of the emerald ash borer.

Favorite Quote
"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford

Home Page
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Logan OsterhoudtLogan Osterhoudt
ljosterh@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ryan
  • Area of Study: Ecology

Andrea ThomenAndrea Thomen
apthomen@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ryan and Farrell,s
  • Area of Study: Conservation Biology

Tess YoukerTess Youker
teyouker@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Ryan and Gibbs
  • Area of Study: Conservation Biology


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