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Abrams, Neal, Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Laboratories, and Graduate Curriculum Coordinator
PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2005; Inorganic chemistry, material science, renewable energy
422 Jahn Lab
315-470-4723 | 315-470-6855
Anagnost, Susan, Director NC Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies, Professor
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1990; MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1982; Director, Tropical Timber Information Center; wood anatomy, wood decay, microscopy
101 Baker Lab
Beier, Colin, Associate Professor
PhD, University Of Alaska Fairbanks, 2007; MS, Virginia Tech, 2002; forest ecosystem and landscape ecology, social-ecological systems, climate change, ecosystem services, landscape change modeling, resilience, adaptive management, resource governance, applied geoinformatics
311 Bray Hall
Bevilacqua, Eddie, Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
PhD, University of Toronto, 1998; MS, University of Toronto, 1987; sampling/inventory, biometrics, forest mensuration, growth and yield modeling, applied statistics, GIS/spatial analysis, forest ecology, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, quantitative silviculture
301 Bray Hall
Boyer, Gregory,
PhD, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980; biochemistry and environmental chemistry, plant and algal biochemistry, chemical ecology and toxins produced by algae. environmental monitoring, including Buoy and ship-based monitoring systems for water quality
320 Jahn Lab
315-470-6825 | 315-470-6720
Briggs, Russell, Director, Div of Env Science, Distinguished Teaching Prof
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1985; MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1982; forest ecology, watershed ecology, soils, ecosystem services, watershed management, forest soils, silviculture
202 Baker Lab
Bryant, M. Margaret, Associate Professor
PhD, University Of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2001; MLA, University Of Georgia, 1993; urban sustainability and resilience; landscape planning; urban environmental science; urban design; ecological design; ecosystem services, physical planning, and social equity in cities; landscape conservation; climate adaptation; design theory; interdisciplinary education and practice
Carter Jr, Emanuel, Associate Professor
MRP, Cornell University, 1978; city planning, urban design, rural design, design history and theory
315-470-6665 | 315-470-6544
Castello, John, Professor Emeritus
PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1978; MS, Washington State University, 1976; plant virology, viruses and mycoplasma in urban and forest tree decline, forest pathology, microbiology, insect vectors
332 Illick Hall
Chatterjee, Siddharth, Associate Professor
PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1987; MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1985; transport phenomena, design, simulation, pollution abatement
406 Walters Hall
315-470-6517 | 315-470-6501
Collins, Mary, Associate Professor
PhD, University Of California-Santa Barbara, 2012; MA, University Of Central Florida, 2008; socio-environmental systems; environmental health inequality; environmental justice; environmental sociology; environmental risk perception; computational quantitative methods; Bayesian modeling; disproportionality; industrial pollution policy and health
215 Baker Lab
315-470-6538 | 315-470-6636
Cousins, Joshua, Assistant Professor
PhD, University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2016; environmental policy and governance, social and political dimensions of water, political ecology, political economy of water, green infrastructure, science and technology studies, political ecology, urban sustainability
221 Baker Lab
315-470-6576 | 315-470-6636
Crovella, Paul, Assistant Professor
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2017; ME, Cornell University, 1990;
219 Baker Lab
Daley, Douglas, Associate Professor and Director, SUNY Center for Brownfield Studies
B.S., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1982; M.S., 1984.; water resources, solid and hazardous waste management, ecological engineering, environmental restoration, phytoremediation, bioremediation, soil and water pollution, solid and hazardous waste management, environmental engineering
420 Baker Lab
Dibble, Theodore, Professor
PhD, University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1992; Redox chemistry of mercury in the environment and in power plants. Chemistry of air pollution, electron beams and combustion.
421 Jahn Lab
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
Dölle, Klaus, Associate Professor
PhD, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002; pulp & paper and related environmental topics, design, constructed wetlands,subsurface bioreactors, fossil energy, bioenergy, hydropower, water and waste water treatment, paper recycling, paper development, filler materials, energy savings, renewable energy & processes, engineering, machine & process design.
421 Walters Hall
315-470-6531 | 315-470-6501
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
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
Driscoll, Mark, Research Associate (Cy)
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1992; environmental chemistry and radiation for environmentally friendly industrial processes
163 Baker Lab
Endreny, Theodore, Professor
B.S., Cornell University, 1990; M.S., North Carolina State University, 1996; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1999.; water resources engineering, ecological engineering, stream restoration, urban watersheds, lesser-developed countries
426 Baker Lab
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
Francis, Raymond, Research Associate
PhD, University of Toronto, 1987; bioenergy, chemical engineering, pulping
311 Walters Hall
315-470-6525 | 315-470-6501
Germain, René, Professor
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1997; MS, Boston University, 1988; forest health, policy, silviculture, forest management and operations, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, sustainable forestry systems
316 Bray 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
Hall, Myrna, Emeritus
integrating simulation modeling and geographical information systems for studying interaction between humans and their environments, natural resources management, sustainable development, graphic information visualization, foreign language communication, land use change, modeling, urban ecology, coupled human and natural systems
106 Marshall Hall
Hassett, John,
PhD, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978; MS, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974; environmental chemistry, aquatic chemistry
321 Jahn Lab
315-470-6827 | 315-470-6855
Hawks, Richard, Distinguished Service Professor
MLA, Harvard University, 1978; climate change, urban resilience, rural community design and planning,campus design, Landscape architecture education
307 Marshall Hall
315-470-6557 | 315-470-6544
Hirsch, Paul, Associate Professor
PhD, Georgia Institute Of Technology-Main , 2008; MS, University Of Georgia, 2003; integrative thinking and problem-solving, water planning, biodiversity conservation, science-policy interface, environmental thought and ethics, policy analysis, public participation and decision-making, environmental valuation, complexity, participant-observation and survey methods, discourse analysis, environmental policy, climate governance, policy science divide
214 Baker Lab
Horton, Thomas, Visiting Professor
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
Hussein, Rafaat M., Associate Professor
PhD, Concordia University, 1980; ME, Concordia University, 1978; Environmental sustainability and protection; climate change; hazardous wastes management and transport; water resources; sustainable agriculture and infrastructure systems; risk and vulnerability assessment, analysis and management; expert & knowledge-based systems; occupational and environmental management, safety and auditing; bio-based materials and products; applied sustainable construction.
216 Baker Lab
Johnston, Douglas, Professor and Chair
PhD, University of Washington, 1986; MLA, Harvard University, 1982; Environmental planning, land use, water resources planning and management, spatial analysis, political economy, ecological design and planning.
Marshall Hall
Kieber, David, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
PhD, University Of Miami, 1988; MS, University Of Delaware, 1983; environmental chemistry, aquatic organic chemistry, aquatic photochemistry, chemical oceanography, atmospheric chemistry, marine microbial ecology, polar research
417 Jahn Lab
315-470-6951 | 315-470-6855
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
Kristiansen, Silje, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Zurich, 2015; environmental, risk, science and technology communication; food systems in the media; climate change discourse; public perception and media coverage of gene editing; public perception and media coverage of nuclear energy; energy discourse; public perception of risks and science; public opinion; quantitative methods; qualitative methods; media content analysis; survey; in-depth interviews; Europe; US.
217 Baker Lab
Kroll, Charles, Professor
B.S., Tufts University, 1987; M.S., 1989; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1996.; stochastic and deterministic hydrology, environmental modeling, water resource systems engineering, ecological engineering, urban forestry, drought assessment, environmental systems engineering, stochastic and deterministic modeling, risk assessment, coupled human and natural systems
424 Baker Lab
Kuehn, Diane, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2002; MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1989; social and recreational dimensions, ecotourism and nature tourism, recreation management and research
310A Bray Hall
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
Limpert, Christina, Assistant Professor
PhD, Syracuse University, 2013; MS, Syracuse University, 1995; Assistant Professor, PhD, Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University Gender, schooling, and popular culture, urban community engagement and advocacy, youth climate activism, ethnographic and participatory action research, environmental cinema studies, environmental dimensions of violence and militarization, social media and public perceptions of environmental threats and ecosystem health.
213 Baker Lab
315-470-6722 | 315-470-6636
Linehan, Cariann
Administrative Assistant 1
202 Baker Lab
Liu, Shijie, Professor
PhD, University of Alberta, 1992; bioengineering, fermentation, kinetics, separation, pulping, bleaching, fiber properties, sustainability, biofuel, renewable chemicals, biomaterials
302 Walters Hall
315-470-6885 | 315-470-6501
Luzadis, Valerie, Professor
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1997; MS, Cornell University, 1990; ecological economics, ecosystem services, policy, social and recreational dimensions, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, natural resources policy and values, sustainable development, renewable energy, participatory decision-making
217 Baker Lab
Malmsheimer, Robert, Professor and Associate Chair
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1999; JD, Union University, 1989; How laws and the legal system affect natural resources management, including how carbon accounting policies affect forest and natural resources.
305 Bray Hall
Mao, Huiting, Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
PhD, SUNY At Albany, 1999; MS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1992; environmental chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, air quality, regional to global budgets of trace gases, long range transport, continental export, climate change
420 Jahn Lab
Mirowsky, Jaime, Assistant Professor
PhD, New York University, 2013; MS, New York University, 2010; environmental health, exposure assessment, air pollution, cardiopulmonary health, in vitro models, environmental noise, epidemiology, public health
316 Jahn Lab
Mitchell, Myron, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
BA, Lake Forest College, 1969; PhD, University of Calgary, 1974; biogeochemistry, environmental energetics
421 Baker Lab
Moran, Sharon, Associate Professor
PhD, Clark University, 2000; MS, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, 1989; environmental policy, human dimensions of water/wastewater issues, political ecology, environment-society relations, green and innovative technologies, environmental issues in post-communist countries, qualitative research methods, gender and nature, sustainability indicators, emergent technologies, environmental justice, ethical frameworks in public policy
224 Baker Lab
Morin, Timothy, Assistant Professor
PhD, Ohio State University, 2017; ecosystem nutrient cycling, wetlands, biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, ecosystem greenhouse gas transport, eddy covariance/micrometeorology
417 Baker Lab
Mountrakis, Giorgos, Professor
Dipl. Eng. National Technical University of Athens, 1998; M.S., University of Maine, 2000; Ph.D., 2004.; geographic information systems, remote sensing, spatiotemporal analysis, land cover land use change, climate change, biogeography, coupled human and natural systems
419 Baker Lab
Murphy, Cornelius, President Emeritus
B.A., St. Michael's College, 1966; PhD, Syracuse University, 1970 ;
423 Baker Lab
Nakas, James, Professor
PhD, Rutgers University, 1976; MS, Seton Hall University, 1970; microbiology, transformation and decomposition processes, nutrient cycling, soil and aquatic microbiology, microbial biomass, solvent production, microbial ecology, microbial physiology
Illick Hall
Newman, David, Assistant to the President
PhD, Duke University, 1986; MS, Duke University, 1985; Forest resource economics and policy, resource and environmental economics, tax policy
206 Bray Hall
Newman, Lee, Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry
PhD, Rutgers University, 1993; MS, Rutgers University, 1989; phytoremediation, molecular and cellular biology, horticultural therapy, food and health
248 Illick Hall
Feldpausch-Parker, Andrea M., Associate Professor
PhD, Texas A&M University, 2010; MS, Texas A&M University, 2006; environmental communication; science and technology communication; wildlife conservation and policy; climate change mitigation and adaptation discourse and decision-making; environmental advocacy; environmental and natural resources conflict management; qualitative and critical methods; program evaluation methods; conflict; public participation; energy;wildlife management
216 Baker Lab
315-470-6573 | 315-470-6636
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
Potteiger, Matthew, Professor
MLA, University Of California-Berkeley, 1982; community design and food systems
315-470-6554 | 315-470-6544
Quackenbush, Lindi, Professor and Chair
B.S., The University of Melbourne, 1994; B.Surv., 1994; M.S., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1998.; Ph.D., 2004.; geospatial information systems, spatial measurements, remote sensing and image processing, particularly focused on spatial techniques for both urban and forest classification, spatial analysis
404 Baker Lab
Ringler, Neil, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Vice Provost and Executive Director of ESF Onondaga Lake Science Center
PhD, University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1975; MS, Oregon State University, 1970; 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
Illick Hall
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
Selfa, Theresa, Professor and Chair
PhD, Cornell University, 2001; Environmental Governance; Politics of Agri-Food and Energy Systems; Livelihood Impacts of Land Use Change; International Development and Social Change; Environmental Certification and Labelling; Latin America and US
212 Baker Lab
Shaw, Stephen, Associate Professor
B.S., Cornell University, 2000; M.S., Cornell University, 2005; PhD., Cornell University, 2009.; hydroclimatology, water resources engineering, ecohydrology in a changing climate, water resources, climate change, hydrology, systems modeling, stormwater management
418 Baker Lab
Smardon, Richard, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
MLA, University Of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1973; wetland assessment and management, landscape management policy, public participation and decision-making, sustainable development, eco-tourism, biosphere reserve management
211B Marshall Hall
Sonnenfeld, David, Professor
PhD, University Of California, Santa Cruz, 1996; MA, University Of California, Santa Cruz, 1991; environmental sociology; comparative environmental politics; sustainable transitions; water governance; East and Southeast Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Caribbean; field, historical and mixed research methods
214 Baker Lab
Stehman, Stephen, Distinguished Teaching Professor
PhD, Cornell University, 1989; MS, Oregon State University, 1981; environmental sampling, map accuracy assessment, land-cover monitoring; applied statistics
322 Bray Hall
Stella, John, Vice President for Research and Campus Operations Manager
PhD, University Of California-Berkeley, 2005; MS, University Of California-Berkeley, 1998; riparian and stream ecology, restoration ecology, watershed management, ecological modeling, tree-ring science, river restoration, arid-land and Mediterranean ecosystems
200 Bray Hall
315-470-6609 | 315-470-6606
Tao, Wendong, Associate Professor
B.S., Shaanxi Normal University, 1984; M.S., Beijing Normal University, 1990; Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2006.; Ecological engineering and sustainable wastewater treatment (Constructed wetland, gravel biofilter, anammox-based nitrogen removal processes); Resource recovery from bioresidues (anaerobic digestion, solid-liquid separation, struvite recovery, ammonia recovery)
422 Baker Lab
Teece, Mark, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator
PhD, University of Bristol, 1994; environmental chemistry, food web biochemistry, stable isotope biogeochemistry, coral, stable isotopes, metabolomics, biogeochemistry
415 Jahn Lab
315-470-6855 | 315-470-4736
Teron, Lemir, Assistant Professor
PhD, University Of Delaware, 2015; My thinking deliberates on problems related to inequality, conflict and empowerment. The implications are often times, though not exclusively, environmental. My intellectual playgrounds include urban spaces, coastal communities and sites of resilience.
213 Baker Lab
Vidon, Elizabeth, Research Associate
PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2015; MA, York University, 2003; Nature-based Tourism; Wilderness and Nature; Parks; Environmental Perception; Environmental thought and ontologies; Tourism Geographies; Authenticity and Alienation; Psychoanalytic and Social theory; Political Ecology; Epistemology/Nature of Knowledge(s); Landscape Studies; Indigenous Studies
221 Baker Lab
315-470-6908 | 315-470-6636
Volk, Timothy, Professor and Associate Chair
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2002; MS, Cornell University, 1990; silviculture, forest management for renewable energy, biomass and bioenergy, energy, agroforestry, phytoremediation, management and sustainability of short rotation woody crops, life cycle analysis, ecophysiology, international forestry
306 Bray Hall
Wagner, John, Professor and Associate Chair
PhD, Colorado State University, 1990; MS, University Of Idaho, 1984; forest resource and environmental economics, ecosystem services, policy, quantitative silviculture, forest management and operations, operations research, simulation
304 Bray Hall
Weiss, Jill, Assistant Professor
PhD, Antioch New England Graduate School, 2016; Socio-ecological systems, co-adaptive management, collaboration and trust, knowledge transfer, communities of practice and social networks, communication theories, landscape ecology, recreation governance and ethics, environmental education, conservation behaviors and psychologies, organizational management, strategic planning, and assessment. Subjects: stewardship, large contiguous bioregions, alpine zone, trail systems, public open space, bikes, urban forestry. Methods: Surveys, interviews, mixed method approaches, case studies, grounded theory, participatory action research.
224 Baker Lab
315-470-6871 | 315-470-6636
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
Yanai, Ruth, Professor
PhD, Yale University, 1990; MS, Yale University, 1985; forest ecology, watershed ecology, soils, biogeochemistry, forest health, ecological modeling, watershed management, ecosystem nutrient cycling, uncertainty
210 Marshall Hall
315-470-6955 | 315-470-4868