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Academic Staff

 

    David Bonter

    David Bonter

    Senior Extension Associate
    David Bonter is an avian ecologist focused on mentoring undergraduate research, teaching field courses, and engaging the public in scientific research. He serves as the Arthur A. Allen Director of Citizen Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
    Stephen Childs

    Stephen Childs

    Extension Associate
    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.
    Daniel Josephson

    Daniel Josephson

    Research Associate
    Dan Josephson manages the Little Moose Field Station which is the base of operations for the Adirondack Fishery Research Program.
    Alex Kudryavtsev

    Alex Kudryavtsev

    Extension Associate
    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.

    Joseph Orefice

    Extension Associate
    Dr. Josefph Orefice is the Director of The Uihlein Forest- Cornell University’s Sugar Maple Research & Education Center in Lake Placid, NY.  Joseph was an Associate Professor of Forestry at Paul Smith’s College prior to joining Cornell in 2017. He holds a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Maine, Master of Forestry from Yale University, and Ph.D. in Silvopasture from the University of New Hampshire.
    Kristi Sullivan

    Kristi Sullivan

    Extension Associate
    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.

    James Watkins

    Research Associate
    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.  
    Mark Whitmore

    Mark Whitmore

    Extension Associate
    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.