Our Scientists

Senior Staff

Dr. Joshua R. Ginsberg

President
  • wildlife conservation
Alan Berkowitz

Dr. Alan R. Berkowitz

Head of Education, Plant Ecologist
  • education
Dr. Charles D. Canham

Dr. Charles D. Canham

Forest Ecologist
  • forest ecology and management
  • biofuels
Dr. Stuart E. G. Findlay

Dr. Stuart E.G. Findlay

Aquatic Ecologist
  • freshwater ecosystems
  • Hudson River

Dr. Peter M. Groffman

Microbial Ecologist
  • soil ecology
  • water quality

Dr. Barbara A. Han

Disease Ecologist
  • machine learning
  • behavioral ecology
  • macroecology

Dr. Clive G. Jones

Terrestrial Ecologist
  • biodiversity
  • environmental management
Shannon Ladeau

Dr. Shannon L. LaDeau

Disease Ecologist
  • biodiversity
  • West Nile virus
  • disease ecology
Gary Lovett

Dr. Gary M. Lovett

Forest Ecologist
  • forests
  • air pollution
Richard Ostfeld

Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld

Disease Ecologist
  • disease ecology
  • Lyme disease
  • West Nile virus
Steward Pickett

Dr. Steward T.A. Pickett

Plant Ecologist
  • urban ecology
  • landscape design
  • succession
Emma Rosi-Marshall

Dr. Emma J. Rosi-Marshall

Aquatic Ecologist
  • freshwater
  • invasive species
  • human impacts
David Strayer

Dr. David L. Strayer

Freshwater Ecologist
  • Hudson River
  • invasive species
  • streams

Dr. Kathleen C. Weathers

Biogeochemist
  • air-land-water interactions
  • heterogeneous landscapes
  • ecological importance of fog
  • air pollution

Postdoctoral Scientists

Dr. Katherine F. Crowley

Community Ecologist

Dr. Colin Fuss

Biogeochemist

Dr. Tobias E. Irish

Science Educator
Sylvia Lee

Dr. Sylvia S Lee

Aquatic Ecologist
Taal Levi

Dr. Taal Levi

Wildlife Ecologist

Emeritus

Dr. Jonathan J. Cole

Dr. Jonathan J. Cole

Limnologist
  • freshwater ecosystems
  • biogeochemistry

Dr. Gene E. Likens

President Emeritus, Ecologist
  • ecosystem ecology
  • biogeochemistry
  • acid rain
  • human impacts on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems

Dr. William H. Schlesinger

President Emeritus, Biogeochemist
  • global change ecology
  • climate change
  • desertification

Raymond J. Winchcombe

Wildlife Biologist
  • wildlife
  • deer management

Research Program Managers

david fischer

David Fischer

Manager of Hudson River Studies

Victoria Kelly

Environmental Monitoring Program Manager

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