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Management
M.S., M.P.S. & Ph.D.

The Management area of study focuses on both the underlying theory and on-the-ground application of practices to achieve sustainable outcomes in natural resource systems. Because management practices and decisions arise from the combination of ecological knowledge, economic considerations and landowner/manager objectives and/or policies, research opportunities in management are interdisciplinary by nature.

Participating Faculty

  • Colin M. Beier; cbeier@esf.edu
    forest ecosystem and landscape ecology, social-ecological systems, climate change, ecosystem services, landscape change modeling, resilience, adaptive management, resource governance, applied geoinformatics
  • Eddie Bevilacqua; ebevilacqua@esf.edu
    sampling/inventory, biometrics, forest mensuration, growth and yield modeling, applied statistics, GIS/spatial analysis, forest ecology, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, quantitative silviculture
  • Russell D. Briggs; rdbriggs@esf.edu
    forest ecology, watershed ecology, soils, ecosystem services, watershed management, forest soils, silviculture
  • Tristan R. Brown; trbro100@esf.edu
    sustainable energy law & policy; energy systems analysis; techno-economic analysis; and climate policy
  • René Germain; rhgermai@syr.edu
    forest health, policy, silviculture, forest management and operations, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, sustainable forestry systems
  • Mariann T. Johnston; mjohnston@esf.edu
    forest ecology, soils, biogeochemistry, forest health, silviculture
  • Diane M. Kuehn; dmkuehn@esf.edu
    social and recreational dimensions, ecotourism and nature tourism, recreation management and research
  • Valerie A. Luzadis; vluzadis@esf.edu
    ecological economics, ecosystem services, policy, social and recreational dimensions, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, natural resources policy and values, sustainable development, renewable energy, participatory decision-making
  • Robert W. Malmsheimer; rwmalmsh@esf.edu
    natural resources, policy and law, forest management for renewable energy, climate change and managed forests, forest policy and law, public land crimes, land trusts and land conservation policy
  • Charles A. Maynard; cmaynard@syr.edu
    Research Areas of Interest plant tissue culture, genetic engineering a blight-resistant the American chestnut, conventional forest genetics & tree improvement, forest ecology, forest health, restoration ecology
  • Christopher A. Nowak; canowak@esf.edu
    Vegetation Management, Silviculture and Forest Ecology, Production Ecology and Plant Ecophysiology, Invasive Exotic Plant Control, Biogeography and Cultural Landscapes, Sustainable Management and Certification Systems
  • Ralph D. Nyland; rnyland@syr.edu
    forest ecology, forest health, restoration ecology, silviculture, forest management and operations, quantitative silviculture, forest practice
  • Stephen V. Stehman; svstehma@syr.edu
    environmental sampling, map accuracy assessment, environmental monitoring; applied statistics
  • John C. Stella; stella@esf.edu
    riparian and stream ecology, restoration ecology, watershed management, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, river restoration
  • Philippe G. Vidon; pgvidon@esf.edu
    Stream Restoration, Ecological Engineering, Riparian Zone and Watershed Management, Water Quality, Riparian Zone/Watershed Biogeochemistry and Hydrology, Best Management Practices, Surface and Subsurface Hydrology, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Mercury, Carbon Cycling, Greenhouse Gases (N2O, CO2, CH4).
  • Timothy A. Volk; tavolk@esf.edu
    silviculture, forest management for renewable energy, biomass and bioenergy, energy, agroforestry, phytoremediation, management and sustainability of short rotation woody crops, life cycle analysis, ecophysiology, international forestry
  • John E. Wagner; jewagner@esf.edu
    forest resource and environmental economics, ecosystem services, policy, quantitative silviculture, forest management and operations, operations research, simulation

Contact Us

Diane Kuehn
Associate Professor
Graduate Education Coordinator - FNRM
310A Bray Hall, One Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2788
Phone: (315) 470-6561
Fax: (315) 470-6535

Current Students

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Jerome BarnerJerome Barner
jcbarner@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Yanai
Undergraduate Institute: University of Vermont

Personal Statement
I am interested in the influence of mycorrhizal fungi on nutrient dynamics and cycling processes in northern hardwood forests. Through practical understanding of below ground processes (including fungal interactions), I ultimately aim to work towards improving landscape scale forest management practices to incorporate these fundamental belowground interactions.

Graduate Research Topic
My current research consists of evaluating the influence of two major mycorrhizal guilds (ectomycorrhizae and arbuscular mycorrhizae) on nutrient dynamics in northern hardwood forests. Specifically, the influence of mycorrhizae on nutrient uptake capacity of fine roots of yellow birch and red maple. Concurrent research includes ectomycorrhizal associations with American beech seedlings across fertilizer treatment plots (N, P, and Ca) in the White Mountains.

Favorite Quote
"I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear the lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray, I hear it in the deep heart's core." WB Yeats

Sarita BassilSarita Bassil
sbassil@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Nyland

Favorite Quote
You must be the change you wish to see in the world (Mahatma Gandhi)

Jill CarncrossJill Carncross
jvcarncr@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Wagner

Mariela CavoMariela Cavo
mcavo@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Wagner

Kelley CorbineKelley Corbine
kacorbin@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Nowak

Rodney GarrettRodney Garrett
regarret@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Wagner

Chandrani GhoshChandrani Ghosh
cghosh@syr.edu

Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Germain
Undergraduate Institute: Presidency College/Calcutta un

Previous Graduate Study: Forest Research Institute (Forestry )

Graduate Research Topic
Community based forest management with focus on India

Daniel GoldeenDaniel Goldeen
dngoldee@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Germain
Undergraduate Institute: Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Forestry and Related)

Graduate Research Topic
Public perception of forest operations

Favorite Quote
Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! Id say our afternoon just got booked solid! Bill Watterson

Holly GranatHolly Granat
hggranat@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Malmsheimer and Bevilacqua

Devin HansenDevin Hansen
dehansen@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Nowak

Nichole HengerNichole Henger
nhenger@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Malmsheimer

Brendan JacksonBrendan Jackson
bjjac100@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kuehn
Undergraduate Institute: Paul Smiths College Arts Science (Forestry and Related)

Matthew KellyMatthew Kelly
mckelly@syr.edu

Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Germain
Undergraduate Institute: New York University

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (FNRM )

Website
Web Link

Favorite Quote
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone. - Henry David Thoreau

Bridget LikelyBridget Likely
bllikely@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Nowak

Thomas LombardiThomas Lombardi
twlombar@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Kuehn

Eva LonieEva Lonie
ebhopper@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Nowak
Undergraduate Institute: SUNY-ESF (Forestry and Related)

Graduate Research Topic
The assessment and economic analyses of sapling height growth rates across electric transmission line rights-of-way in New York State.

Stacey MackStacey Mack
samack@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Germain and Moran

Graduate Research Topic
Resource challenges associated with hydraulic fracturing

Favorite Quote
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."- Steve Prefontaine

Marli MilanoMarli Milano
memilano@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MF
Advisor(s): Nowak

Daniel Pegoretti Leite de SouzaDaniel Pegoretti Leite de Souza
dpegoret@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Volk

Patrick PenfieldPatrick Penfield
pcpenfie@syr.edu

Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Germain

Previous Graduate Study: LeMoyne College (Business )

Links
Web Link

Personal Statement
My research interests are in supply chains within saw mills, sustainability, continuous improvement,purchasing and project management. Right now the biggest driver of my research activities is the pursuit of my doctoral degree. I also want to be able to publish articles that will benefit society and help change the world in a positive manner. This past year I published my first peer reviewed article with Dr. Germain. Im in the process working on my dissertation while finishing my course work and working full time.

Graduate Research Topic
Sawmill Supply Chains

Favorite Quote
You can please some of the people some of the time, some of the people all the time but you can't please all the people all the time. Abe Lincoln

Sarah PowersSarah Powers
spowers@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kuehn

Andry RazanakotoAndry Razanakoto
amrazana@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Brown

Eva SalinasEva Salinas
ersalina@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Germain

Favorite Quote
There was nowhere to go, but everywhere. - Jack Kerouac

Evan SweeneyEvan Sweeney
easweene@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Briggs

Obste TherasmeObste Therasme
otherasm@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Volk

Jamie TrombleyJamie Trombley
jtromble@syr.edu

Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MF
Advisor(s): Germain

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