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
  • EFB 796: Numerical Ecology with R

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.

Megan DemcevskiMegan Demcevski

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Green
  • Area of Study: Ecology
  • Undergraduate Institution: Keystone College (Microbiology)

Graduate Research Topic
My research utilizes molecular and chemical analyses to study complete ammonia oxidizing bacteria (comammox) and the conditions in which they live, in Adirondack forest soils.

Favorite Quote
"I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy." -Marie Curie

Jacob MooreJacob Moore

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Stewart and Green
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of New Hampshire Durham (Marine and Freshwate)

Maxwell WilderMaxwell Wilder

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

Graduate Research Topic
Environmental DNA (eDNA) as a tool to improve monitoring efforts for rare, invasive, and difficult to detect organisms in a variety of habitats. Current projects focus on river otter and muskellunge.

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.