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Anagnost, Susan, Visiting Professor
BA, Gettysburg College, 1977; MS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1982; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1990; Director, Tropical Timber Information Center; wood anatomy, wood decay, microscopy
Beier, Colin, Associate Professor
BS, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1999; MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University, 2002; PHD, University Of Alaska Fairbanks, 2007; forest ecosystem and landscape ecology, social-ecological systems, climate change, ecosystem services, landscape change modeling, resilience, adaptive management, resource governance, applied geoinformatics
Bevilacqua, Eddie, Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
BS, University of Toronto, 1984; MS, University of Toronto, 1987; PHD, University of Toronto, 1998; 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
Bridgen, Michael, Emeritus
BS, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, 1975; PHD, Michigan State University, 1979; dendrology, aerial photogrammetry, silviculture, and restoration forestry
Briggs, Russell, Director, Div of Env Science, Distinguished Teaching Prof
AAS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1975; BS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1979; MS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1982; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1985; forest ecology, watershed ecology, soils, ecosystem services, watershed management, forest soils, silviculture
Brown, Tristan, Associate Professor
PHD, Iowa State University, 2014; sustainable energy law & policy; energy systems analysis; techno-economic analysis; and climate policy
302 Bray Hall
trbro100@esf.edu
Cavo, Mariela, Assistant Professor
AAT, Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Honduras, 1999; BA, Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Honduras, 2001; MS, University of Madrid, 2005; PHD, Universidad de Cadiz, 2012; MS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 2018; Environmental economics, forest economics, economic valuation of ecosystem services, input output modelling
Crovella, Paul, Associate Professor
BS, Cornell University, 1989; ME, Cornell University, 1990; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 2017
Dawson, Chad, Emeritus
MPS, Cornell University, 1979; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1983; BS, University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1970
Drake, John, Associate 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
Dubis, Jeffrey, Associate Professor
AAS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1989; BS, University Of Maine, 1991; MS, University Of Maine, 1994; silviculture, forest management, forest operations
Engelman, Heather, Instructional Support Technician
MS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1995; Instructional Equipment Loans, Computing Support (FNRM), Women in Scientific and Environmental (WiSE) Professions Speaker Series, ESF's Take our Kids to Work Day Program
190 Baker Laboratory
engelman@esf.edu
315-470-4752
Fleming, Robert, Instructional Support Assistant
AAS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1996
Fogden, Julie, Instructional Support Associate
BFA, SUNY College At New Paltz, 2013; AAS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 2018; Invasive species, native plant ecology, ethnobotany
257 Ranger School Rd Ranger School
jfogden@esf.edu
315-848-2566
Germain, Rene, Professor
BS, University Of Vermont And State Agricultural Colle, 1983; MBA, Boston University, 1988; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1997; forest management and operations, logging costs, watershed management, sustainable forestry systems
Graham, Rachel, Instructional Support Associate
BA, College Of William And Mary, 1998; MS, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008; MS, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010
257 Ranger School Rd The Ranger School
rbgraham@esf.edu
315-848-2566
Gross, Cole, Assistant Professor
BA, The University Of West Florida, 2010; MS, University Of Washington-Seattle Campus, 2017; PHD, University of Alberta, 2022; Soil Carbon, Soil Health, Agroforestry, Sustainable Ecosystem Management, Carbon Cycling, Soil-Carbon-Climate Feedbacks, Soil-Root
Hossain, Mohammad Uzzal, Assistant Professor
BS, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, 2010; ME, Chongqing University, 2013; MS, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, 2013; PHD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2017; Sustainability in built environment; Low carbon materials, buildings, and infrastructures; Building energy simulation and modelling; Resource recovery and circular economy; Lifecycle assessment; Techno-economic assessment; Urban stock and flow analysis
222 Baker Laboratory
mhossa18@esf.edu
315-470-6835
Johnston, Mariann, Professor and Director of Ranger School
BS, Colorado State University, 1986; MS, University Of Idaho, 1993; PHD, University Of Idaho, 2003; forest ecology, soils, biogeochemistry, forest health, silviculture
Kelleher, Michael, Emeritus
BS, Cornell University, 1984; MS, Cornell University, 1985
Kiernan, Diane, Emeritus Assistant Professor
AAS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1979; BS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 2000; MS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 2003; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 2007; growth and yield modeling, statistical analysis
Kloster, Danielle, Assistant Professor
MS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 2014; PHD, University Of Connecticut, 2020; BS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry,; human dimensions of natural resources, sustainable energy, and the bioeconomy, environmental education
Kuehn, Diane, Emeritus Associate Professor
BS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1987; MS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1989; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 2002; social and recreational dimensions, ecotourism and nature tourism, recreation management and research
Malmsheimer, Robert, Distinguished Teaching Professor
BLA, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1986; JD, Union University, 1989; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1999; Forest carbon accounting policies, biomass energy and biofuels policies, forest management for renewable energy, climate policies
Melnyczuk, Stephanie, Administrative Assistant 1
ASS, Onondaga Community College, 1981
Newman, David, Professor
BS, University Of California-Berkeley, 1977; MS, Duke University, 1985; PHD, Duke University, 1986; Forest resource economics and policy, resource and environmental economics, tax policy
Nowak, Christopher, Professor 12 Months and Chair of FNRM
AAS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1979; BS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1985; MS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1986; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1992; vegetation management, silviculture and forest ecology, production ecology and plant ecophysiology, invasive exotic plant control, biogeography and cultural landscapes, sustainable management and certification systems
Rojas, Vanessa, Associate Professor
BS, Michigan State University, 2004; MSC, University Of Michigan-Flint, 2010; PHD, Indiana State University, 2018; wildlife conservation and surveying techniques; geographic information systems; bat ecology; occupancy modeling
Savage, James, Professor
AAS, Paul Smiths College Of Arts And Science, 1984; BA, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1986; MS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1990; Dendrology, Forest Recreation, Environmental Interpretation, Forest Technology Education
Schirmer, Charles, Instructional Support Specialist
BS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1991; plant, soil and water analysis
Shaker, Richard, Assistant Professor
BS, University Of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2004; CAS, University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2005; MS, University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007; PHD, University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2011; Environmental & sustainability indicators; Sustainable development; Landscape ecology; Global change; Ecological restoration; Applied statistics; Spatial analysis & modeling
Smith, William, Professor and Director, Wood Utilization Service
BS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1976; MS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1978; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1983; wood drying and moisture relations, wood preservation and protection, manufacturing and processing, wood properties and utilization, marketing
Stehman, Stephen, Distinguished Teaching Professor
BS, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, 1979; MS, Oregon State University, 1982; PHD, Cornell University, 1990; Environmental sampling, map accuracy assessment, sampling strategies for land cover monitoring
Stella, John, Professor
BA, Yale University, 1988; 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
Therasme, Obste, Assistant Professor
BS, Universite dEtat dHaiti (State University of Haiti), 2010; MS, Syracuse University, 2015; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 2019; Life cycle assessment; sustainable energy system analysis; net zero/negative greenhouse gas emissions systems; biomass for biofuels, energy and bioproducts
Thompson, Jeremy, Instructor
AAS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1997
Vander Yacht, Andrew, Assistant Professor
BS, Hope College, 2009; MS, The University Of Tennessee, 2013; PHD, The University Of Tennessee, 2018; forest ecosystem management, climate adaptive silviculture, mesophication, disturbance-dependent biodiversity, fire & fuel ecology, plant-soil-fire feedbacks, fire effects on ticks & associated disease, & traditional ecological knowledge of forest disturbance
Vaverchak, Gregory, Assistant Professor
AS, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 2002; AS, Broome Community College, 2003; BS, Paul Smiths College Of Arts And Science, 2006; MS, SUNY Potsdam, 2016; arboriculture, forest management
Volk, Timothy, Professor and Associate Chair
BS, University of Guelph, 1986; MS, Cornell University, 1990; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 2002; biomass and bioenergy, agroforestry, phytoremediation, management and sustainability of short rotation woody crops, life cycle analysis
Wagner, John, Professor and Associate Chair
BS, Washington State University, 1981; MS, University Of Idaho, 1984; PHD, Colorado State University, 1990; forest resource and environmental economics, ecosystem services, policy, quantitative silviculture, forest management and operations, operations research, simulation
Wang, Endong, Associate Professor
BE, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, 2003; MS, Southeast University, 2006; MS, University Of Nebraska At Lincoln, 2011; PHD, University Of Nebraska At Lincoln, 2013; sustainable infrastructure systems, life cycle assessment, BIM, benchmarking, stochastic process, construction safety
223 Baker Laboratory
ewang01@esf.edu
315-470-6747
Yanai, Ruth, Distinguished Professor
BA, Yale University, 1981; MS, Yale University, 1985; PHD, Yale University, 1990; Multiple-element limitation in northern hardwood ecosystems, quantifying uncertainty in ecosystem studies, and REDD+ carbon accounting for climate mitigation
Young, Nathan, Assistant Professor
BA, Earlham College, 2012; MS, Wright State University-Main Campus, 2014; PHD, Iowa State University, 2019; hydrogeology, hydrology, soil physics
Zhang, Lianjun, Emeritus Professor
BS, Shandong Agricultural University, 1982; MS, University Of Idaho, 1987; PHD, University Of Idaho, 1990; MS, University Of Idaho, 1991; forest biometrics, growth and yield modeling, spatial statistics and modeling, quantitative silviculture