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Adams, Kim, Director, Tree Pest Information Service
MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1994; PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2017;
125 Illick Hall
315-470-6751 | 315-470-6745
Ashmore, Faith
Secretary 1
246 Illick Hall
Belant, Jerrold, Camp Fire Conservation Fund Professor
PhD, University Of Alaska Fairbanks, 2006; wildlife ecology and management, carnivore conservation, human-wildlife conflicts, ecological plasticity, international conservation
252 Illick Hall
315-470-4826 | 315-470-6743
Cohen, Jonathan, Associate Professor
MS, University Of Connecticut, 1998; PhD, Virginia Tech, 2005; wildlife ecology and management, population and habitat ecology, threatened and endangered species
403 Illick Hall
Diemont, Stewart, Associate Professor
MS, University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, 1997; PhD, Ohio State University, 2006; 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;

Drake, John, Assistant Professor
PhD, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, 2010; Tree physiology, forest ecology, global climate change, ecosystem nutrient and C cycling, soils gas fluxes, tree water use
310B Bray Hall
Drew, Joshua, Assistant Professor
MS, SUNY At Albany, 2000; PhD, Boston University, 2008;

Ettinger, Terry, Greenhouse Manager
MS, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1984;
529 Illick Hall
315-470-6772 | 315-470-6760
Farrell, John, Professor and Director, Thousand Island Bio Station
MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1991; PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1998; Fisheries Science and Management, Aquatic Ecology, Wetlands Restoration, Invasive Species.
250 Illick Hall
Farrell, Shannon, Assistant Professor
MS, Texas A&M University, 2007; PhD, Texas A&M University, 2011; Wildlife ecology, wildlife-habitat relationships, management planning for endangered and threatened species, human impacts on wildlife, ecosystem services, endangered species act policy innovations, birds, bats
134 Illick Hall
315-470-6757 | 315-470-6760
Fernando, Danilo, Associate Professor
MS, University of The Philippines, 1986; PhD, University of Alberta, 1996; 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, Associate Professor, and Director, Cranberry Lake Biological Station
MS, Oregon State University, 2002; PhD, University Of Arkansas, 2006; 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 Assoc Director, Roosevelt Wildlife Station
MS, University Of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1999; PhD, University of Alberta, 2005; 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
MA, University Of Missouri-Columbia, 1988; PhD, Yale University, 1995; 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
Giegerich, Ronald
Instructional Support Specialist
205 Illick Hall
315-470-6761 | 315-470-6763
Green, Hyatt, Assistant Professor
PhD, Oregon State University, 2011; molecular microbial ecology, microbial water quality, microbial source-tracking, microbial biogeography, host-microbe co-evolution, forest soil nitrification, Hg-methylation, eDNA, rapid evolution, fermentation microbiology
201 Illick Hall
315-470-4814 | 315-470-6743
Horton, Thomas, Professor
MA, San Francisco State University, 1992; PhD, University Of California-Berkeley, 1997; mycorrhizal plant ecology, molecular ecology, ecology, fungal communities, mycology, fire ecology
350 Illick Hall
315-470-6743 | 315-470-6794
Kimmerer, Robin, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
MS, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978; PhD, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982; 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
MS, University Of Kentucky, 1981; PhD, Purdue University, 1984; 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
242 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, Professor
MS, University Of Florida, 1981; PhD, Cornell University, 1994; 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
MS, University Of Florida, 1977; PhD, Binghamton University, 1983; conservation biology, wildlife, ecology, evolution and biogeography
240 Illick Hall
McGee, Gregory, Associate Professor
MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1993; PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1998; ecology, management and restoration of forest ecosystems; STEM education
146 Illick Hall
315-470-6792 | 315-470-6760
McHale, Patrick, Instructional Support Specialist
MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1996;
210 Illick Hall
315-470-6738 | 315-470-6766
McNulty, Stacy, Associate Director of Research
MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1997; forest ecology, phenology, vertebrate ecology. exploration of long-term changes, biodiversity conservation, and relationship of human land use planning, recreation, and forest management to ecosystem function in the northern forest.
Newman, Lee, Associate Professor
MS, Rutgers University, 1989; PhD, Rutgers University, 1993; phytoremediation, molecular and cellular biology, horticultural therapy, food and health
248 Illick Hall
Parry, Dylan, Associate Professor
MS, University of Alberta, 1994; PhD, Michigan State University, 2000; Biological invasion, climate change, and conservation, primarily in the context of insects in forested ecosystems.
109 Illick Hall
315-470-6753 | 315-470-6742
Polimino, Sandra
Secretary 1
242 Illick Hall
Powell, William, Professor and Director, Council on Biotechnology in Forestry
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
Quinn, Sam, Research Assistant 08
Assists with the Roosevelt Wild Life Station's conservation biology research on private lands and working landscapes
EFB Illick Hall
Razavi, Roxanne, Assistant Professor
PhD, Queen's University, 2014; ecotoxicology, limnology, environmental toxicology, mercury
207 Illick Hall
315-470-6739 | 315-470-6760
Ringler, Neil, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Vice Provost and Executive Director of ESF Onondaga Lake Science Center
MS, Oregon State University, 1970; PhD, University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1975; fish ecology and behavior, foraging behavior of fishes, salmon reproduction, vertebrate anatomy, aquatic insect ecology, stream ecology and management, aquatic and fisheries restoration, aquatic entomology
224 Illick Hall
Rundell, Rebecca, Associate Professor
MS, University Of Chicago, 2004; PhD, University Of Chicago, 2008; evolutionary biology, conservation biology, speciation, adaptive and nonadaptive radiations, biogeography, phylogenetics, systematics, Pacific island radiations and biodiversity conservation, land snails, marine/aquatic microscopic invertebrates
355 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, Visiting Assistant Professor
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
Shields, William, Visiting Professor
MS, Ohio State University, 1976; PhD, Ohio State University, 1979; animal behavior, evolution and genetics, evolution of animal communication and dispersal systems, effects of genetic constraints on the evolution of social behavior, sociobiology and behavioral ecology, the use of DNA in identity testing and conservation biology, the interface between science and the law, conservation theory, behavior in birds and mammals, forensic DNA analysis
116 Illick Hall
315-470-6771 | 315-470-6742
Stella, John, Professor -
MS, University Of California-Berkeley, 1998; PhD, University Of California-Berkeley, 2005; riparian and stream ecology, restoration ecology, watershed management, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, river restoration, arid-land and Mediterranean ecosystems
344 Illick Hall
315-470-6536 | 315-470-4902
Stewart, Donald, Professor
MS, University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1976; PhD, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980; ecology and systematics, lake systems ecology, aquatic ecology, fish conservation, ecology and population biology in tropical and temperate systems, fish ecology and fisheries management, ecological energetics, modeling predation and production processes, Great Lakes ecosystems, Amazonian ecosystems, ecology and systematics of neotropical freshwater fishes
103 Illick Hall
Teale, Stephen, Professor
MS, University Of Kansas, 1983; PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1990; 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
Voelker, Steven, Visiting Instructor
MS, University Of Missouri-St Louis, 2004; PhD, Oregon State University, 2009;

Walker-Kopp, Nancy, Instructional Support Specialist
MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2001;
242 Illick Hall
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