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Restoration Science Center
RSC Directory

RSC faculty and staff members work across disciplines in terrestrial, aquatic, and wetland ecosystems, leveraging their expertise to develop innovative and collaborative solutions to environmental problems. Complementary strengths in restoration ecology, genetics, traditional ecological knowledge, food systems, environmental science, engineering, landscape design, and community engagement are at the core of our transformational mission.

RSC Directors

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Dr. Donald J. Leopold, RSC Co-Director

Contact: djleopold@esf.edu

 

 

 

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Dr. John M. Farrell, RSC Co-Director
Contact: jmfarrell@esf.edu 

 

 

 

 

RSC Staff

Samuel Quinn

Samuel Quinn
Director of Conservation on Private Lands Initiative
Sam Quinn coordinates the Conservation on Private Lands Initiative and teaches courses in Private Lands Conservation
Contact: saquinn@esf.edu 

headshot of Jess ProctorJess Proctor
Conservation Biologist and Program Coordinator
Contact: jproctor@esf.edu 

 

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Molly Jacobson
Pollinator Ecologist
Molly Jacobson develops and coordinates projects to improve pollinator habitat on public and private lands, as well as performs public outreach.
Contact: mmjacobs@esf.edu 

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Lilly Kramer
Lawn to Meadow Coordinator
Lilly Kramer coordinates the Lawn to Meadow program and creates meadow making content for the RSC's YouTube channel.
Contact: likramer@syr.edu


headshot of Brandy NeveldineBrandy Neveldine
Major Gift Officer
Brandy Neveldine oversees fundraising, communications and events for the Restoration Science Center.
Contact: bneveldine@esf.edu 

 

 

RSC Faculty

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Dr. James Gibbs
Distinguished Professor, Department of Environmental Biology

RSC Research Themes: Species Restoration, Ecosystem Restoration

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Dr. Michael L. Schummer
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Biology

RSC Research Themes: Ecosystem Restoration

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Dr. Colin M. Beier
Associate Professor, Department of Sustainable Resource Management
RSC Research Themes: Biocultural RestorationEcosystem Restoration

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Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment

RSC Research Themes: Biocultural Restoration

 

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Dr. Stewart Diemont
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Biology
RSC Research Themes: Biocultural RestorationAgroecological Restoration

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Dr. Danilo D. Fernando
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Biology

RSC Research Themes: Species Restoration

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Dr. Sharon D. Moran
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

RSC Research Themes: Ecosystem Restoration, Biocultural Restoration

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Dr. Charles N. Kroll
Professor, Department of Environmental Resources Engineering

RSC Research Themes: Ecosystem Restoration

 

 

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Dr. Karin E. Limburg
Distinguished Professor, Department of Environmental Biology

RSC Research Themes: Ecosystem Restoration

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Dr. Catherine Landis
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Native Peoples and Environment

RSC Research Themes: Biocultural Restoration

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Dr. William A. Powell
Professor, Department of Environmental Biology Director, Council on Biotechnology in Forestry

RSC Research Themes: Species Restoration

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Dr. Gregory McGee
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Director, Department of Environmental Biology

RSC Research Themes: Ecosystem Restoration

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Dr. Dylan Parry
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Biology

RSC Research Themes: Species Restoration

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Neil Patterson Jr.
Assistant Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment

RSC Research Themes: Biocultural Restoration

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Matthew R. Potteiger
Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture

RSC Research Themes: Agroecological Restoration

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Dr. John C. Stella
Professor, Department of Sustainable Resource Management

RSC Research Themes: Ecosystem Restoration

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Dr. Timothy A. Volk
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

RSC Research Themes: Biocultural Restoration

 

Theresa selfa

Dr. Theresa Selfa
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Environmental Studies

RSC Research Themes: Agroecological Restoration