Current Graduate Students:

Byran Ellis – Masters of Science

Research Area: Survey of forest landowners in Vermont on BMPs and sustained yield management.

 

Chandrani Ghosh – Ph.D.

Research Area: Sustainable forestry systems in India.

 

Kevin Goehring – Masters of Forestry

Topic Area: Forest Management

 

Matt Kelly – Masters of Professional Studies

Topic Area: Forest and watershed management.

 

Neal Maker – Masters of Science

Research Area: Impact of wood procurement pressure on BMPs and sustained yield management on NIPF in Vermont.

 

Patrick Penfield – Ph.D.

Research Area: Evaluating supply chain management in the forest products industry.

 

Joshua VanBrakle – Masters of Science

Research Area: Evaluating forest management plan implementation with respect to silviculture and Best Management Practices.

 

Lisa Zajac – Masters of Science

Research Area: Evaluating awareness and knowledge of extension agents in the Northeast with respect to issues related to woody biomass.

 

 

 

Former Graduate Students:

Nate Anderson – Ph.D., 2008

Research Area: Impact of land use changes on sawmill procurement systems in the Northern Forest Region of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Where are they now? Research Analyst, USFS, Missoula, MT

 

Liza J. Bobseine – Masters of Professional Studies, 2006

Topic Area: Her coursework has focused on forest & natural resource management in relation to non-industrial private landowners. Within this field, she is interested in options that may be made available to the rapidly emerging group of landowners with especially small landholdings.

Where are they now? Forester, NYS DEC

 

Kevin Brazill – Masters of Science, 2002

Research Area: Parcelization of Nonindustrial Private Forestlands in Oneida County, New York: 1975 – 2000

Where are they now? Forestry Program Manager, Watershed Agricultural Council

 

Jennifer Caron – Masters of Science, 2009

Research Area: The impact of parcelization on non-industrialized private forestland owners in the Catskill Region of New York.

 

Where are they now? Department of Environmental Protection, San Francisco, CA

 

Frank Cetera – Masters of Forestry, 2008

Topic Area: Coursework is focused on forest & natural resource management in relation to non-industrial private landowners.

Where are they now? Urban Forester/Community Organizer, Syracuse, NY

 

Jeffrey Dietrich – Masters of Professional Studies, 2005

Topic Area: Natural Resources Management

Where are they now? Research Support Specialist, SUNY ESF

 

Heather Golden – Ph.D., 2007

Research Area: Inputs of atmospheric nitrogen deposition to New York's large

watersheds with linkages to water quality.  Her primary advisor was Elizabeth Boyer, Assistant

Professor at University of California, Berkeley. 

 

Where are they now? Research Associate, EPA, Athens, GA

 

Stephen Harris – Masters of Science, 2001

Research Area: The Development of Wood Procurement and Industrial Forestland Management Systems to Implement                                                     Sustainable Forest Management within the Forest Products Industry     

Where are they now? Extension Educator, Urban & Community Forestry
Coordinator - CommuniTree Stewards
Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County

 

Hee Jae Kim – Masters of Professional Studies, 2004

Topic Area: Natural Resources Management

Where are they now? Full-time Mom

 

Seth LaPierre – Masters of Science, 2005

Research Area: Forestland Parcelization in the New York City Watershed

Where are they now? Forester, New York City Department of Environmental Protection

 

Andrew Mischler – Masters of Science (co-major with Ruth Yanai), 2009

Research Area: Examining tree and landscape characteristics that may determine the amount of discoloration in sugar maple.

 

John Munsell – Masters of Science, 2003

Research Area: The Diffusion of Forestry Best Management Practices Among Catskill/Delaware Watershed Nonindustrial                                                     Private Forestland Owners

Where are they now? Ph.D. Candidate, SUNY ESF

 

John Munsell – Ph.D., 2007

Research Area: How forest type, devolved forest policy, social and natural history, cultural milieu, and the interpersonal                   dynamics of private forestry influence the diffusion of sustained yield forestry on actively managed non-industrial private forests.

Where are they now? Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

 

Nancy Nowicki – Masters of Professional Studies, 2003

Topic Area: Watershed Management

Where are they now?

 

Jamie Parrish – Masters of Professional Studies, 1999

Topic Area: Natural Resources Management

Where are they now? GIS Specialist, Environmental Systems Research Institure (ESRI)

 

Brandon Vickery – Masters of Science, 2007

Research Area: Urbanization’s impact on sustained yield forestry on non-industrial private forestland in New York

Where are they now? Land Protection Specialist, Franklin Land Trust, MA

 

Terri Wren – Masters of Professional Studies, 2009

Topic Area: Forest Policy