RSC Faculty & Staff
ESF faculty are uniquely positioned to advance the field of restoration science. RSC faculty members work across disciplines in terrestrial, aquatic, and wetland ecosystems, leveraging their expertise to develop innovative and collaborative solutions to environmental problems. Complementary strengths in restoration ecology, genetics, traditional ecological knowledge, food systems, environmental science, engineering, landscape design, and community engagement are at the core of this transformational mission.
Dr. John M. Farrell, RSC Co-Director
John Farrell is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY-ESF and Director of the Thousand Islands Biological Station.
RSC Themes: Ecosystem Restoration
Dr. Donald J. Leopold, RSC Co-Director
Don Leopold is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at ESF.
RSC Themes: Ecosystem Restoration, Species Restoration
Samuel Quinn, Research Assistant & Instructor
Sam Quinn coordinates the Conservation on Private Lands Initiative and teaches courses in Private Lands Conservation
Brandy Neveldine, Development &
Brandy Neveldine oversees fundraising, communications and events for the Restoration Science Center.
Molly Jacobson, Pollinator Ecologist
Molly Jacobson develops and coordinates projects to improve pollinator habitat on public and private lands, as well as performs public outreach.
Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
RSC Research Themes: Biocultural Restoration