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Alumni

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Ruth Bennett

PhD 2019
Ecology and conservation of migratory birds in Central America
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Lilly Briggs

PhD 2016
Environmental education and sense of place among the Q'eqchi' Maya of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
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James Burtis

PhD 2018
Environmental factors affecting the survival of blacklegged ticks in New York state
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Biodiversity offsets in Latin America – assessing existing metrics for valuing biodiversity equivalencies and developing a landscape context approach
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Jason Corwin

PhD 2015
Confluence of Indigenous ways of knowing, digital storytelling, and environmental education
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Elizabeth Craig

PhD 2015
Investigation of waterbird foraging behavior using stable isotope analysis, and diet of fish eating birds in relation to their condition and reproductive success. 
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Tom Daniel

MS 2016
Population dynamics of brook trout in Adirondack lakes
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Native and nonnative threats to forest plant communities; invasive earthworm dynamics; restoration ecology
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Darrick Evensen

PhD 2014
Analysis of risk perceptions related to environmental hazards, with a focus on development in the Marcellus Shale
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Jen Fownes

MS 2017
The relationship between the impacts or projected risks of climate change and public belief or action
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Ellen George

PhD 2019
Evaluating limits to the restoration of cisco in Lake Ontario
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Ritwick Ghosh

PhD Student
Ritwick is currently completing his post-doctorate in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University (NYU)
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Gemara Gifford

MS 2015
Sustainable agroecosystems for bird conservation and rural communities in the Highlands of Guatemala
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Abigail Hart

MS Student
Abby studies multi-stakeholder processes for managing land and natural resources in landscapes where agriculture and forestry are important economic activities.
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Amy Hetherington

PhD 2016
Impacts of climate change and invasive species on the physical, chemical, and biological dynamics of Oneida Lake
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Elliot Jackson

MS 2017
The ecological role of viruses in aquatic crustaceans
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Katherine Kaplan

PhD 2017
Evaluating the impacts of marine protected areas on the ecology of target species
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Brandon Kraft

PhD 2016
Accountability; Organizations; Institutionalism; Political Ecology; Forest Ownership/Management in Developed Economies
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Explore the interaction of energy poverty, energy security and energy sovereignty through (a) analysis of energy systems vulnerabilities at the national scale, (b) assessment of energy needs and resources of rural communities at the local scale, and (c) development of sustainable energy solutions to improve the security of energy systems and enhance livelihood opportunities of local communities in Tajikistan.
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Yoke Lee Lee

MS 2017
Ecosystem approach to fisheries management, poverty, small-scale fishers
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Yue Li

PhD 2017
Development of professional networks to foster innovation in environmental education
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Chuan Liao

PhD 2017
Community-based natural resources management
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Laura Martin

PhD 2015
Community ecology; environmental management; history of ecology and U.S. environmental policy
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Darin McNeil

PhD Student
My primary research goal is to study the ecology of rare/declining wildlife species to aid in conservation/management efforts
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Sally Nourani

MS 2017
Sally is studying learning and multi-level collaborative governance around management of the emerald ash borer.
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Nirav Patel

PhD 2017
My doctoral research emphasizes the cognitive-behavioral perspectives specifically the role of norms that engage environmental concerns and attitudes to behavioral intent
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Spawning habitat utilization by cisco in the Great Lakes and applications for cisco restoration in Lake Ontario
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Christian Perry

PhD 2015
Assessing black bass population dynamics in relation to fish assemblage structure and environmental characteristics in New York lakes
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Emily Pomeranz

PhD 2017
Collaboration and stakeholder participation in resource management
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Avian life history studies, conservation and outreach in the Caribbean and South America
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Michael Roberts

MPS 2017
I’m creating an educational resource for public garden education staff that incorporates recent findings from climate and science education research with the particular interests and strengths of public gardens in mind
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Morgan Ruelle

PhD 2015
 Human-plant ecology of an Afromontane agricultural landscape: Diversity, knowledge, and food sovereignty in Debark, Ethiopia
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Taza Schaming

PhD 2016
Impact of the decline of whitebark pine on Clark' nutcracker demography and habitat selection in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
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Annie Scofield

PhD 2018
Deep chlorophyll layers and lower food web ecology in the Great Lakes
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I study the effect of climate change, habitat patchiness and landscape configuration over the structure and composition of Polylepis (Rosacea) bird community in Huascaran National Park and Biosphere Reserve in norther Peru.
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Jennifer Shirk

PhD 2014
Motivations and factors influencing scientists participation in Citizen Science endeavors.
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Philip Silva

PhD 2017
Participatory research and informal adult learning in social-ecological systems
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Sam Simkin

PhD 2012
Wetland plant response to sulfate-mediated phosphate mobilization and sulfide toxicity.
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Gerardo Soto

PhD Student
I study the effect of human development activities on the behavior and population structure of forest birds in the Chilean temperate forests, both in mainland and oceanic islands. For my dissertation, I investigate how the deforestation for firewood and cleaning for cattle and agriculture affects habitat use and survival of Magellanic woodpeckers. 
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Cat Sun

PhD Student
Estimating population abundance and genetic relatedness of New York state black bears.
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John Vogel

MS 2017
Drivers of land management and impacts of rural development on ecology of the Adirondacks and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
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Alec Wong

MS Student
I am investigating the abundance of moose in New York State's Adirondack Park, as well as helping develop new sampling and analysis methods for assessing population characteristics of rare species.