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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 program in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences.

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

Fahey's teaching focuses 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

Book Chapters

  • Knapp, A. K., Carroll, C. W., & Fahey, T. J. (2014). Patterns and Controls of Terrestrial Primary Production in a Changing World. p. 205-246 The Plant Sciences - Ecology and the Environment R.K. Monson (ed.), Springer-Verlag, New York.

Presentations and Activities

  • Understanding and managing ECANUSR Forests in a changing environment. ECANUSA Conference 2016. October 2016. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT.