Skip to main content

Our Team

The Institute's mission—of innovating, sharing and applying ecological knowledge—is made possible by the combined efforts of our staff.


Are you looking for?

From scientists and educators to administrators and operations crew, we are united by the common goal of advancing ecological knowledge and awareness.
 

Leadership


joshua ginsberg

Dr. Joshua R. Ginsberg

President
Phone: (845) 677-5343
Email Dr. Joshua R. Ginsberg Read Bio >
holly talbot

Holly Talbot

Senior Director of Administration & Comptroller
Phone: 845 677-7600 x200
Email Holly Talbot
catherine forbes

Catherine Forbes

Senior Director of Advancement
Phone: 845 677-7600 x262
lori quillen

Lori M. Quillen

Director of Communications
Phone: 845 677-7600 x233
Email Lori M. Quillen

All Staff


Scott D. Abrams

Weekend Security Guard
Phone: 845 677-7600
Email Scott D. Abrams

Sahar Adash

Molecular Biologist, Lab Tech II
Phone: 845 677-7600 x241
Email Sahar Adash

Dr. Sarah Batterman

Tropical Forest Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x148
Email Dr. Sarah Batterman Read Bio >

Dr. Alan R. Berkowitz

Head of Education, Plant Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x311
Email Dr. Alan R. Berkowitz Read Bio >

Jonathan Bickerstaff

Lab Technician I
Phone: 845 677-7600 x156x156
Email Jonathan Bickerstaff

Lisa Borre

Senior Research Specialist
Email Lisa Borre Read Bio >

Steven L. Bryant

Groundskeeper
Phone: 845 677-7600
Email Steven L. Bryant

Thomas Butler

Manager Ithaca Precipitation Chemistry Site
Email Thomas Butler

Dr. Charles D. Canham

Forest Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x139
Email Dr. Charles D. Canham Read Bio >

Dr. Jonathan J. Cole

Limnologist
Email Dr. Jonathan J. Cole Read Bio >

Paul A. DeBonis

Senior Maintainer
Phone: 845 677-7600
Email Paul A. DeBonis

Gilbert Defreitas

Custodian
Phone: 845 677-7600
Email Gilbert Defreitas

Jamie Deppen

Coordinator of Catskill Science Collaborative
Phone: 845 677-7600 x234
Email Jamie Deppen

Victoria A. Doyle

Senior Donor Relations Specialist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x203
Email Victoria A. Doyle

Shannon T. Duerr

Senior Research Specialist
Email Shannon T. Duerr

Richard S. Farfaro

Supervising Mechanic
Phone: 845 677-7600
Email Richard S. Farfaro

Deborah M. Fargione

Assistant to the President
Phone: 845 677-7600 X106
Email Deborah M. Fargione

Michael J. Fargione

Manager of Field Research & Outdoor Programs
Phone: 845 677-7600 x124
Email Michael J. Fargione Read Bio >

Dr. Stuart E.G. Findlay

Aquatic Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x138
Email Dr. Stuart E.G. Findlay Read Bio >

David Fischer

Manager of Hudson River Studies
Phone: 845 677-7600 x178
Email David Fischer Read Bio >

Dr. Ilya R. Fischhoff

Disease Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x146
Email Dr. Ilya R. Fischhoff Read Bio >

Catherine Forbes

Senior Director of Advancement
Phone: 845 677-7600 x262

Michelle A. Forster

Program Leader
Phone: 845 677-7600 x303
Email Michelle A. Forster Read Bio >

Pamela A. Freeman

Communications Assistant
Phone: 845 677-7600 x121
Email Pamela A. Freeman

Erin A. Frick

Communications Assistant & Writer
Phone: 845 677-7600 x161
Email Erin A. Frick

Dr. Colin Fuss

Biogeochemist
Read Bio >

Matthew P. Gillespie

Assistant to the Scientific Staff
Phone: 845 677-7600 x140
Email Matthew P. Gillespie

Dr. Joshua R. Ginsberg

President
Phone: (845) 677-5343
Email Dr. Joshua R. Ginsberg Read Bio >

Dr. Peter M. Groffman

Microbial Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x128
Email Dr. Peter M. Groffman Read Bio >

Dr. Stephen K. Hamilton

Ecosystem Ecologist, Biogeochemist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x237
Email Dr. Stephen K. Hamilton Read Bio >

Dr. Barbara A. Han

Disease Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x135
Email Dr. Barbara A. Han Read Bio >

Cassandra Harrison

Housing & Events Coordinator
Phone: 845 677-7600 x171
Email Cassandra Harrison

Barry L. Haydasz

Trail Specialist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x242
Email Barry L. Haydasz

Shawn A. Henne

Weekend Security Guard
Phone: 845 677-7600
Email Shawn A. Henne

John Hollar

Maintainer
Phone: 845 677-7600
Email John Hollar

Tao Huang

Data Manager
Phone: 845 677-7600
Email Tao Huang

Randall F. Irish

Lead Custodian
Phone: (845) 224-7276
Email Randall F. Irish

Amanda Johnson

Grants Manager & Compliance Officer
Phone: 845 677-7600 x108
Email Amanda Johnson

Patricia A. Jones

Manager of Human Resources
Phone: 845 677-7600 x109
Email Patricia A. Jones

Dr. Clive G. Jones

Terrestrial Ecologist
Email Dr. Clive G. Jones Read Bio >

Jonathan G. Keeling

Manager of IT
Phone: 845 677-7600 x198
Email Jonathan G. Keeling

Victoria Kelly

Environmental Monitoring Program Manager
Phone: 845 677-7600 x174
Email Victoria Kelly Read Bio >

Katy Kinsolving

Special Projects Manager
Phone: 845 677-7600 x177
Email Katy Kinsolving

Dr. Shannon L. LaDeau

Disease Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x204
Email Dr. Shannon L. LaDeau Read Bio >

Dr. Gene E. Likens

Founding Director, President Emeritus, Ecologist
Email Dr. Gene E. Likens Read Bio >

Dr. Gary M. Lovett

Forest Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x132
Email Dr. Gary M. Lovett Read Bio >

Meghan MacEnroe

Development Assistant/Receptionist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x101
Email Meghan MacEnroe

Robert C. Madsen

Senior Maintainer
Phone: (845) 224-7278
Email Robert C. Madsen

Heather Malcom

Senior Research Specialist/Safety Officer
Phone: 845 677-7600 x149
Email Heather Malcom

Lisa D. Martel

Senior Research Specialist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x244
Email Lisa D. Martel

Dr. Marissa Matsler

Political Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x234
Email Dr. Marissa Matsler Read Bio >

Elizabeth McGovern

Associate Research Specialist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x145
Email Elizabeth McGovern

Dr. Timon McPhearson

Urban Community Ecologist
Email Dr. Timon McPhearson Read Bio >

Nicole Melious-Dwyer

Grants Specialist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x202
Email Nicole Melious-Dwyer

Fred J. Merritt

Director of Physical Plants & Grounds
Phone: (845) 224-7274
Email Fred J. Merritt

Stacy Mowry

Associate Research Specialist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x179
Email Stacy Mowry

Lora Murphy

Computer Programmer
Email Lora Murphy

Kelly M. Oggenfuss

Senior Research Specialist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x192
Email Kelly M. Oggenfuss

Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld

Disease Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x136
Email Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld Read Bio >

Susan M. Parrella

Staff Accountant
Phone: 845 677-7600 x207
Email Susan M. Parrella

Eleanor Peck

Science Communications Manager for Foundation & Corporate Relations
Phone: 845 677-7600 x180
Email Eleanor Peck

Jennifer E. Pendleton

Associate Research Specialist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x186
Email Jennifer E. Pendleton

Ashley Pfister

Associate Research Specialist
Phone: 845 677-7600
Email Ashley Pfister

Dr. Steward T.A. Pickett

Plant Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x130
Email Dr. Steward T.A. Pickett Read Bio >

Elizabeth Proscia

Development Assistant
Phone: 845 677-7600 x193
Email Elizabeth Proscia

Lori M. Quillen

Director of Communications
Phone: 845 677-7600 x233
Email Lori M. Quillen

Matthew R. Reinhardt

Computer Network Assistant
Phone: 845 677-7600 x102
Email Matthew R. Reinhardt

Toni R. Robbins

Payroll Specialist & Staff Accountant
Phone: 845 677-7600 x201
Email Toni R. Robbins

Dr. Emma J. Rosi

Aquatic Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x232
Email Dr. Emma J. Rosi Read Bio >

Maribeth Rubenstein

Assistant to the Scientific Staff-LTER Projects
Phone: 845 677-7600 x226
Email Maribeth Rubenstein

Megan Schierer

Assistant Research Specialist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x181
Email Megan Schierer

Dr. William H. Schlesinger

President Emeritus, Biogeochemist
Email Dr. William H. Schlesinger Read Bio >

Denise A. Schmidt

Director of Laboratory Research Facilities and Analytical Service
Phone: 845 677-7600 x162
Email Denise A. Schmidt

Amy Schuler

Director of Information Services & Library
Phone: 845 677-7600 x164
Email Amy Schuler

Peter Sigrist

Associate Research Specialist
Phone: 845 677-7600
Email Peter Sigrist

Christopher T. Solomon

Aquatic Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x133
Email Christopher T. Solomon Read Bio >

Dr. David L. Strayer

Freshwater Ecologist
Email Dr. David L. Strayer Read Bio >

Dr. Amanda Suchy

Phone: 845 677-7600 x238
Email Dr. Amanda Suchy

Holly Talbot

Senior Director of Administration & Comptroller
Phone: 845 677-7600 x200
Email Holly Talbot

Marissa Teator

Assistant Research Specialist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x245
Email Marissa Teator

Leslie Tumblety

Web & Graphic Designer
Phone: 845 677-7600 x325
Email Leslie Tumblety

Olivia van Melle Kamp

Director of Development
Phone: 845 677-7600 x120
Email Olivia van Melle Kamp

Joanne Venturini

Accounts Payable Specialist & Staff Accountant
Phone: 845 677-7600 x206
Email Joanne Venturini

Milada Vomela

Lab Technician II
Phone: 845 677-7600 x155
Email Milada Vomela

Dr. Kathleen C. Weathers

Ecosystem Ecologist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x137
Email Dr. Kathleen C. Weathers Read Bio >

Joshua R. Wendover

Groundskeeper
Phone: 845 677-7600
Email Joshua R. Wendover

Raymond J. Winchcombe

Wildlife Biologist
Email Raymond J. Winchcombe Read Bio >

Dr. Michelle Wong

Biogeochemist
Phone: 845 677-7600 x129
Email Dr. Michelle Wong Read Bio >

Tamera E. Wooster

Senior Research Specialist
Email Tamera E. Wooster