Hyatt Green | Environmental and Forest Biology | SUNY-ESF
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Hyatt GreenAssistant Professor

Hyatt Green

201 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

315-470-4814 | 315-470-6743

Research Interests

  • Molecular microbial ecology
  • Water quality and microbial source-tracking
  • Host microbiomes
  • Microbial dark matter
  • eDNA and molecular ecology
  • Micobial transformation of mercury


Ph.D Microbiology, Oregon State University (2011)

B.S. Science Education-Biology, University of Georgia (2005)


Courses Taught

  • EFB 303: Environmental Microbiology (+Lab)
  • EFB 505: Microbial Ecology
  • EFB 796: R and Reproducible Research

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Sarah CaltabianoSarah Caltabiano

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Green and Boyer
  • Area of Study: Environmental Physiology
  • Undergraduate Institution: Suny Farmingdale (Horticultural Techno)
  • Previous Graduate Study: New York Institute of Technolo (Environmental Techno)

Graduate Research Topic
Nitrogen regulation in Microcystis sp.

Joseph NastaJoseph Nasta

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Green
  • Area of Study: Plant Science & Biotechnology

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Personal Statement
My name is Joseph V. Nasta. I was born and raised on Long Island, NY, and am a student at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. I am a first year Master's student studying microbial evolution and bioremediation. I aspire to be an innovator in the field of Science Education, and a forerunner on the expanding knowledge base of Microbiology.

Graduate Research Topic
Microbial Evolution and Bioremediation

Favorite Quote
"Mistakes" is the word you're too embarrassed to use. You ought not to be. You're a product of a trillion of them. Evolution forged the entirety of sentient life on this planet using only one tool: the mistake. --- Robert Ford

Maxwell WilderMaxwell Wilder

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Green
  • Area of Study: Ecology

Graduate Research Topic
My research focuses on the development and application of environmental DNA (eDNA) detection methods to aid in conservation efforts for species difficult and/or costly to monitor using traditional techniques. By incorporating molecular approaches into conservation efforts, the limited resources available to manage focal species can be used more efficiently. Currently, my eDNA projects focus on bog turtles and river otter.


    Book Chapters

    Shanks, Orin C, Hyatt C Green, Asja Korajkic, and Katharine G Field (2015). Manual of Environ- mental Microbiology. Ed. by Marylynn V Yates, Cindy H Nakatsu, Robert V Miller, and Suresh D Pillai. 4th Edition. ASM Press. Chap. 3.4.3.

    Kinzelman, Julie, Katharine G Field, Hyatt C Green, Valerie J Harwood, and Calum McPhail (2012). Indicators, Sanitary Surveys and Source Attribution Techniques. Ed. by Al Dufour, Jamie Bartram, Robert Bos, and Victor Gannon. IWA Publishing. Chap. 9.