Timothy Fahey

Timothy Fahey


G16 Fernow Hall
(607) 255-5470

As a forest ecologist, Professor Fahey’s general scientific interest is in better understanding forest ecosystems, both tropical and temperate. He also serves as the Advising Coordinator for the undergraduate programs in Natural Resources and Environmental Science and Sustainability.

Research Focus

Dr. Fahey's current research is focused on forest soil carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics, tropical montane forest ecosystems and fine root dynamics in forests.

Outreach and Extension Focus

Professor Fahey works with the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation to communicate ecosystem science to policy makers and the public through our Science Links.

Teaching Focus

In 2015, Fahey's teaching focused on principles of forest ecology and sustainability science.

Awards and Honors

  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities (2005) Cornell University
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor (2001) Cornell University
  • Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow (2001) Cornell University
  • Chancellor’s Award for Teaching (1997) Cornell University
  • NACTA Teaching Award of Merit (1996) NACTA

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Presentations and Activities

  • Carbon-nitrogen interactions in forest soils: Conceptual overview and some recent observations. International Conference on Forest Ecosystem Carbon Dynamics. 2012. Lund University. Sweden.