Stephen Childs is a New York State Maple Specialist providing educational instruction and resources to maple producers in New York State. His focus areas include sustainable forest sugar bush management, sap collection and processing technology, product quality improvement and grading, and value added product development.
Alex Kudryavtsev conducts research and teaches online courses in environmental education. He focuses on urban environmental education, sustainability education, sense of place, green cities, and professional development of environmental educators around the world.
Kristi Sullivan's goal is to support practical approaches to conserving wildlife and biodiversity for future generations. Her research objectives are to develop practical methods for restoring habitat complexity and to determine effective means to sustain and conserve native wildlife in the face of environmental change.
Great Lakes ecosystem studies. Jim leads a Cornell/Buffalo State research team that monitors zooplankton, mysid shrimp, phytoplankton, and benthos communities in all five Great Lakes. The foundation of this project is research cruises sponsored by the EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office and other federal agencies. The effect of invasive species on native fauna is a primary focus of our research.
Work with professional land managers, state and federal agencies, government officials, and concerned citizens to understand the issues and strategies for minimizing the impact of forest insect pests, and in particular non-native invasive insects.
I also oversee operations at the Arnot Research Sugarbush in the 4,200 acre Arnot Teaching and Research Forest in Van Etten, NY. This 6,000 tap maple operation serves as the primary research and education resource for the Cornell Maple Program.