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Belant, Jerrold, Camp Fire Conservation Fund Endowed Professor
PhD, University Of Alaska Fairbanks, 2006; wildlife ecology and management, carnivore conservation, human-wildlife conflicts, ecological plasticity, international conservation
252 Illick Hall
Cohen, Jonathan, Associate Professor and Graduate Director
PhD, Virginia Tech, 2005; MS, University Of Connecticut, 1998; wildlife ecology and management, population and habitat ecology, threatened and endangered species
403 Illick Hall
Diemont, Stewart, Associate Professor
PhD, Ohio State University, 2006; MS, University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, 1997; systems ecology, ecological engineering, traditional ecological knowledge, Latin America, ecosystem restoration, sustainability analysis, natural wastewater treatment systems and re-use, less-developed countries, agroecology
460 Illick Hall
315-470-4707 | 315-470-6760
Dovciak, Martin, Associate Professor
PhD, University Of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2001; Plant Ecology, Forest Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Global Change, Ecosystem Management and Restoration
459 Illick Hall
315-470-6749 | 315-470-6743
Downs, Cynthia, Assistant Professor
PhD, University Of Nevada-Reno, 2011; Animal Physiology, ecoimmunology, physiological trade-offs, organismal ecology, scaling, allometry, Ecological and evolutionary consequences of variation in physiological phenotypes
345 Illick Hall
Drew, Joshua, Assistant Professor
PhD, Boston University, 2008; MS, SUNY At Albany, 2000;
343 Illick Hall
Farrell, John, Professor and Director, Thousand Island Bio Station
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1998; MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1991; Fisheries Science and Management, Aquatic Ecology, Wetlands Restoration, Invasive Species.
250 Illick Hall
Fernando, Danilo, Associate Professor
PhD, University of Alberta, 1996; MS, University of The Philippines, 1986; plant structure and development, reproductive biology of conifers, pollen transformation, genomics and proteomics of pine pollen tube development, willow flowering and tissue culture, genetic diversity of rare and endangered ferns, and plant evolution, diversity and conservation.
461 Illick Hall
315-470-6746 | 315-470-6790
Fierke, Melissa, Chair, Professor, and Director, Cranberry Lake Biological Station
PhD, University Of Arkansas, 2006; MS, Oregon State University, 2002; forest entomology, forest ecology, invasive forest pests, insect-tree interactions, tree defenses
242 Illick Hall
315-470-6809 | 315-470-6743
Frair, Jacqueline, Professor and Director, Roosevelt Wildlife Station
PhD, University of Alberta, 2005; MS, University Of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1999; wildlife ecology and management, ecology of large herbivores and predators, animal movements, resource selection, population demography, quantitative methods in conservation, landscape ecology
257 Illick Hall
Gibbs, James, Distinguished Professor
PhD, Yale University, 1995; MA, University Of Missouri-Columbia, 1988; herpetology, vertebrate conservation biology, genetics and ecology in birds, reptiles and amphibians, songbirds, giant tortoise, statistics, wildlife population monitoring, galapagos islands, conservation biology, ecological monitoring, population genetics, applied demography, undergraduate conservation education
404 Illick Hall
315-380-7288 | 315-470-6764
Green, Hyatt, Assistant Professor
PhD, Oregon State University, 2011; molecular microbial ecology, eDNA, microbial water quality, microbial source-tracking, SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater, forest soil nitrification, Hg-methylation
201 Illick Hall
315-470-4814 | 315-470-6743
Gurarie, Eliezer,
PhD, University of Washington, 2008; MS, Aix-Marseille University, 2000; Quantitative wildlife ecology, animal movements, spatial ecology, habitat use, behavior, cognition, population ecology, statistical methods, mathematical modeling, co-production of knowledge.
246 Illick Hall
Horton, Thomas,
PhD, University Of California-Berkeley, 1997; MA, San Francisco State University, 1992; mycorrhizal plant ecology, molecular ecology, ecology, fungal communities, mycology, fire ecology
427 Illick Hall
315-470-6743 | 315-470-6794
Kimmerer, Robin, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
PhD, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982; MS, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978; plant restoration ecology, bryology, bryoecology, restoration ecology, ethnobotany, conservation biology and bryophyte ecology, traditional ecological knowledge
351 Illick Hall
315-470-6785 | 315-470-6760
Leopold, Donald, Distinguished Teaching Professor
PhD, Purdue University, 1984; MS, University Of Kentucky, 1981; forest and freshwater wetland ecology, conservation, and restoration, peatland ecology and conservation, local and regional controls of species richness and rarity, dynamics of plant communities as affected by man and environment, management for unique communities and rare species, dendrology, native plants, restoration ecology, rare species conservation
333 Illick Hall
Leydet, Brian, Assistant Professor
PhD, Louisiana State University & Agricult, 2014; infectious and vector-borne diseases, arthropods of veterinary and medical importance, vector biology, vector-pathogen-host interactions, disease ecology, molecular biology, epidemiology of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases
Illick Hall
315-470-6942 | 315-470-6760
Limburg, Karin, Distinguished Professor
PhD, Cornell University, 1994; MS, University Of Florida, 1981; riverine fish and estuarine ecology, fisheries ecology, watershed ecology, systems ecology, ecological economics, fisheries and ecosystem science, coupled human-natural systems, biogeochemistry, fisheries ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemical tracers, modeling
249 Illick Hall
Lomolino, Mark, Professor
PhD, Binghamton University, 1983; MS, University Of Florida, 1977; conservation biology, wildlife, ecology, evolution and biogeography
240 Illick Hall
McGee, Gregory, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1998; MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1993; ecology, management and restoration of forest ecosystems; STEM education
146 Illick Hall
315-470-6792 | 315-470-6760
Parry, Dylan, Associate Professor
PhD, Michigan State University, 2000; MS, University of Alberta, 1994; Biological invasion, climate change, and conservation, primarily in the context of insects in forested ecosystems.
109 Illick Hall
315-470-6753 | 315-470-6742
Powell, William, Director of the American Chestnut Research & Restoration Program
PhD, Utah State University, 1986; forest biotechnology, molecular plant-microbe interactions, genetic engineering in plant conservation, antimicrobial peptide design, plant gene design, plant pathology, molecular biology
319 Illick Hall
315-470-6761 | 315-470-6744
Razavi, Roxanne, Assistant Professor
PhD, Queen's University, 2014; ecotoxicology, limnology, environmental toxicology, mercury
207 Illick Hall
315-470-6739 | 315-470-6760
Rundell, Rebecca, Associate Professor
PhD, University Of Chicago, 2008; MS, University Of Chicago, 2004; evolutionary biology, conservation biology, speciation, adaptive and nonadaptive radiations, biogeography, phylogenetics, systematics, Pacific island radiations and biodiversity conservation, land snails, marine/aquatic microscopic invertebrates
457 Illick Hall
315-470-6619 | 315-470-6760
Schulz, Kimberly, Associate Professor
PhD, University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1996; nutrient and exotic species effects on aquatic ecosystems, ecological stoichiometry, aquatic community and ecosystem ecology, bioenergetics, nutrient cycling, lower food web studies, great lakes, finger lakes, plankton, limnology, aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, invasive species
456 Illick Hall
315-470-6808 | 315-470-4753
Schummer, Michael, Senior Research Associate
PhD, University of Western Ontario, 2005; Waterfowl Ecology, Waterfowl Management, Waterfowl Conservation, Wetlands Management, Wetlands Conservation, Ornithology, Plant-Animal Associations, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Ecology, Wetlands Ecology, Wildlife-habitat relationships, ecology, climate change, human dimensions of wildlife, avian toxicology
226 Illick Hall
315-470-4855 | 315-470-6743
Teale, Stephen, Professor
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1990; MS, University Of Kansas, 1983; forest entomology, insect behavior, pheromones of forest insects, insect ecology, pest management, chemical ecology, evolution of pheromone communications
151 Illick Hall
Underwood, H. Brian, Adjunct Associate Professor
wildlife ecology, deer, small mammals, songbirds, quantitative ecology and biostatistics, population surveys, ecological modeling and simulation, national park management, applied population analysis, life-history evolution, trophic dynamics, large mammal management
426 Illick Hall
315-470-6820 | 315-470-6985
Weir, Alexander, Professor
PhD, University of New Castle Upon Tyne, 1997; conservation mycology, fungal biodiversity and conservation, fungal-arthropod interactions, biology of parasites and symbionts, systematics and evolutionary biology of fungi, fungi and humans, biology of parasites and symbionts
353 Illick Hall
Whipps, Christopher, Director, SUNY Center for Applied Microbiology and Professor
PhD, Oregon State University, 2004; fish parasites and diseases, wildlife diseases, parasitology, microbiology, taxonomy, molecular systematics, diagnostics, parasites as biological tags and ecological indicators, epidemiology and control of pathogens of ecological and veterinary importance, evolution and biology of disease causing organisms in animal populations using molecular systematics
133 Illick Hall
315-470-4762 | 315-470-6760


  • Graney, Dawn, Office Assistant 2
    241 Illick Hall, dmgraney@esf.edu, 315-470-6761
  • Kavanagh, Danielle, Administrative Assistant 1, Graduate Secretary
    242 Illick Hall, dekavana@esf.edu, 315-470-6760
  • Adams, Kim, Instructional Support Specialist, Director, Tree Pest Information Service
  • Ettinger, Terry, Instructional Support Specialist, Greenhouse Manager
  • McHale, Patrick, Instructional Support Specialist
  • Walker-Kopp, Nancy, Instructional Support Specialist

Visiting Instructors (AY 2021-2022)

  • David Bullis, GenBio (Fall), Genetics (Spring), SysEnto lab (Spring)
  • James Johnson, Non-major Biology (Spring)
  • Stephanie Johnson, Aquatic Ento (Fall), CompVertAnat (Spring)
  • Jamie Lamit, Freshwater Wetland Ecosystems (Spring)
  • Linda McGuigan, Plant Tissue Culture (Fall)
  • Jason Meany, Scuba (Fall & Spring)
  • Nancy Walker-Kopp, General Biology lab (Spring & Fall)

Affiliated Faculty & Researchers