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CAFRI brings together nationally-recognized ESF and Cornell experts in forest ecology and management, climate science and policy, sustainable community development, and renewable energy systems.

Our Team

SUNY ESF Principals

Cornell CALS Principals

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Colin Beier
Associate Professor

Peter Smallidge leaning against a tree

Peter Smallidge
NYS Extension Forester, Senior Extension Associate

headshot of robert malmsheimerRobert Malmsheimer
Professor and Associate Chair

Headshot of Peter WoodburyPeter Woodbury
Senior Research Associate

headshot of Tim VolkTimothy Volk
Professor and Associate Chair


headshot of Richard StedmanRichard Stedman
Professor and Associate Chair

Post-Doctoral Associates

Oludunsin Arodudu
Mark Eisenbeis

headshot of Julie SuarezJulie Suarez
Associate Dean

Graduate Students

Jen Neubauer
Lucas Johnson
Michael Mahoney
Madeleine Desrochers
Samuel Gordon

headshot of xiangtau xuXiangtao Xu
Assistant Professor