Teaching and Advising Faculty

Shorna Allred

Shorna B. Allred

Associate Professor
SRB237@cornell.edu

Research Interests: 

Human dimensions of natural resource management with emphasis on forest and water resources and conservation related attitudes and behavior. 

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 4940:  Cook Community Engagement: Bridging Self, Community, and World
  • NTRES 4940/6940:  Global Env. Service Learning-Thailand
  • NTRES 6000: Introduction to Graduate Study in Natural Resources

Bernd Blossey

Bernd Blossey

Associate Professor
BB22@cornell.edu

Research Interests: 

Impact of invasive plants on native species and food webs, biological control of nonindigenous plants in natural areas, conservation biology, plant-insect interactions, invasion biology


Evan Cooch

Evan Cooch

Associate Professor
EGC7@cornell.edu

Research Interests: 

Wildlife ecology and management, population dynamics, population modeling, quantitative methods, theoretical ecology 

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 3100: Applied Population Ecology
  • NTRES 4100: Conservation Biology: Concepts and Techniques
  • NTRES 4120/6120: Wildlife Population Analysis: Techniques and Models

Paul Curtis

Paul Curtis

Associate Professor
PDC1@cornell.edu
 

Research Interests:

Population biology of birds and mammals, public policy education, management of human-wildlife conflicts

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 4280/6280: Principles and Practices of Applied Wildlife Science


Dan Decker

Daniel Decker

Professor
DJD6@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Human dimensions of wildlife management and policy


Janis Dickinson

Janis Dickinson

Professor
JLD84@cornell.edu

Research Interests: 

Behavioral ecology and conservation biology of birds


Timothy Fahey

Timothy Fahey

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
TJF5@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Dynamics of forest ecosystems

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 3301:  Sustainability Science
  • NTRES 4200/4201: Forest Ecology, Lec/Lab

Matthew Hare

Matthew Hare

Associate Professor
MPH75@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Population and conservation genetics

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 2830:  DNA, Genes and Conserving Diversity
  • NTRES 4100:  Conservation Biology: Concepts and Techniques
  • NTRES 7283:  Molecular Genetic Approaches to the Study of Ecology and Evolution

Karim-Aly Kassam

Karim-Aly Kassam

Associate Professor
KSK28@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Biocultural Diversity, Human Ecology, Indigenous Studies, Natural Resource Policy, Central Asian Studies, Pluralism, Socio-Cultural and Environmental change.

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 3330:  Ways of Knowing: Indigenous and Local Ecological Knowledge
  • NTRES 7330: Socio-cultural and Ecological Role of Diversity
  • AIS 1110: Introduction to American Indian Studies II: Contemporary Issues in Indigenous North America
  • AIS 6010: American Indian Studies Proseminar

Barbara Knuth

Barbara Knuth

Vice Provost
Dean of Graduate School
Professor
BAK3@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Natural resource and environmental policy; human dimensions of natural resource management


Clifford Kraft

Clifford Kraft

Associate Professor
CEK7@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Fish and aquatic ecology, aquatic ecosystem management; advises biology majors and pre-med students

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 1101: Intro Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • NTRES 4300: Environmental and Natural Resources Policy Processes
  • NTRES/BIOEE 4560: Stream Ecology

Marianne Krasny

Marianne Krasny

Professor
MEK2@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Environmental education, urban youth and community environmental programs, civic ecology education


James Lassoie

James Lassoie

International Professor of Conservation
JPL4@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Conservation science, community-based natural resource management, eco-agriculture, international development, sustainability

Courses Taught:

  • IARD/NTRES/SNES 4850:  Case Studies in International Eco agriculture and Environmental Conservation

Bruce Lauber

Bruce Lauber

Senior Research Associate
TBL3@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Collaborative and community-based natural resource management. Invasive species. Human dimensions of Great Lakes fisheries.

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 3300: Natural Resource Planning and Management

Stephen Morreale

Stephen Morreale

Senior Research Associate
Adjunct Associate Professor
SJM11@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Conservation ecology, vertebrate zoology, amphibians and reptiles, wildlife, forest  conservation, marine conservation

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 3260: Applied Conservation Ecology

Amanda Rodewald

Amanda Rodewald

Associate Professor
Director of Conservation Science Cornell Lab of Ornithology
ARODEWALD@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Conservation biology,  wildlife population and community ecology, avian ecology and conservation in temperate and tropical regions

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES/BIOEE 2670: Introduction to Conservation Biology

Paul Rodewald

Paul Rodewald

Senior Lecturer
Senior Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology
pgr35@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Ornithological research,  studying ecology of migratory songbirds.

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 2100:  Introduction to Field Biology

Lars Rudstam

Lars Rudstam

Professor
LGR1@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Fish and aquatic ecology, fisheries management

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 3110/3111: Fish Ecology Conservation and Management

Rebecca Schneider

Rebecca Schneider

Associate Professor
RLS11@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Sustainable management of water resources, wetland ecology and hydrology, plants and groundwater.

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 3240/6240: Sustainable, Ecologically Based  Management of Water Resources

Peter Smallidge

Peter Smallidge

Sr. Extension Associate
PJS23@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Forest and woodlot management, sugarbush management, organic and conventional integrated vegetation management, invasive plant management, forest health, low impact logging and silvopasture

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 3250:  Forest Management and Maple Syrup Production

Richard Stedman

Richard Stedman

Associate Professor
RCS6@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Natural resource based communities, natural resources and social change, coupled human and environmental systems, environmental attitudes, social science methods, and environmental risk

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 2201: Society and Natural Resources
  • NTRES 4320: Social Science and Resource Policy: Applications
  • DSOC/NTRES 6201:  Community, Place, and Environment

Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan

Professor and Department Chair
Career Development Faculty Representative

PJS31@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Quantitative population and community dynamics, natural resource assessment and modeling, biological statistics, spatial statistic, marine and freshwater fisheries

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 4110/6110: Quantitative Ecology & Management of Fisheries Resources
  • NTRES 6140:  Introduction and Application of Bayesian Methods for Inference in Ecology (Fall 2012)
  • NTRES 6700: Spatial Statistics

James Tantillo

James Tantillo

Lecturer
Research Associate
JAT4@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Environmental philosophy, environmental history, science policy, and animal ethics

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 2320: Nature and Culture
  • NTRES 3320: Introduction to Ethics and the Environment
  • NTRES 4330: Applied Environmental Philosophy

Steven Wolf

Steven Wolf

Associate Professor
SAW44@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Political economy of environment, environmental governance, multifunctional landscapes, agrienvironmental policy

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 3301:  Sustainability Science
  • NTRES/S&TS/B&SOC 3311: Environmental Governance
  • NTRES 6310: Environmental Governance
  • DSOC/NTRES 7600:  Economy, Ecology and Limits: A Graduate Seminar in Environmental Sociology

Joseph Yavitt

Joseph Yavitt

Professor / Director of Graduate Studies
JBY1@cornell.edu

Research Interests:

Ecology and biogeochemistry of soil ecosystems, microorganisms, and wetlands 

Courses Taught:

  • NTRES 2010: Environmental Conservation
  • NTRES/EAS 3030: Introduction to Biogeochemistry
  • NTRES 3220:  Global Ecology and Management
  • NTRES 6000:  Introduction to Graduate Study in Natural Resources