Current Students

Current Students

Bryant Dossman

My research interests lie in conservation, movement ecology, and population biology of migratory organisms, especially birds. In particular, I am interested in understanding how seasonal interactions influence population dynamics, movement, and behavior between different periods of the annual cycle.

Jim Goetz

Jim Goetz

PhD student

Intended and unintended impacts of payment for ecosystem service projects on biodiversity conservation and local livelihoods in areas with high poverty and weak governance

Abigail Hart

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

Micah Ingalls

Coupled social-ecological systems, with an analytic focus on dynamics of power, conflict, and resilience. Environmental governance also figures prominently in my research. My work coalesces around two geographies: Lao PDR and Afghanistan.

Bethany Jorgensen

Civic ecology practices in coastal communities, environmental education, the political ecology of plastics, citizen science and participatory observatories for microplastic pollution in coastal zones of the North Atlantic and Mediterranean systems.

Murodbek Laldjebaev

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.

Nirav Patel

Nirav Patel

PhD Student

My doctoral research emphasizes the cognitive-behavioral perspectives specifically the role of norms that engage environmental concerns and attitudes to behavioral intent

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts

MPS Student

Email:
mr586

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

Gerardo Soto

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. 

Alec Wong

Alec Wong

PhD Student

I am investigating the abundance, land-use patterns, and management concerns of moose in New York State's Adirondack Park

Hao Zhuang

Hao Zhuang

PhD Student

The civic role of NGO and domestic communities in responding social environmental issues;
conservation governance; community mobilization