Our Scientists

Senior Staff

Dr. Joshua R. Ginsberg

  • wildlife conservation
Alan Berkowitz

Dr. Alan R. Berkowitz

Head of Education, Plant Ecologist
  • education
Charles 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
Stephen Hamilton

Dr. Stephen K. Hamilton

Ecosystem Ecologist, Biogeochemist
  • wetlands
  • streams
  • rivers and lakes
  • agricultural ecology
  • water quality
  • tropical rivers
  • floodplains

Dr. Barbara A. Han

Disease Ecologist
  • machine learning
  • behavioral ecology
  • macroecology

Dr. Shannon L. LaDeau

Disease Ecologist
  • biodiversity
  • arbovirus
  • urban
  • mosquito

Dr. Gary M. Lovett

Forest Ecologist
  • forest ecology
  • invasive forest pests
  • air pollution
  • climate change
  • nutrient cycling
Richard Ostfeld

Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld

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

Dr. Steward T.A. Pickett

Plant Ecologist
  • urban ecology
  • landscape ecology
  • succession

Dr. Emma J. Rosi

Aquatic Ecologist
  • freshwater
  • invasive species
  • human impacts
christopher solomon

Dr. Christopher T. Solomon

Aquatic Ecologist
  • lake ecosystem ecology
  • fish ecology and conservation

Dr. Kathleen C. Weathers

Ecosystem Ecologist
  • air-land-water interactions
  • heterogeneous landscapes
  • ecological importance of fog
  • air pollution
  • team science: training and research

Research Fellow

Dr. Sarah Batterman

Tropical Forest Ecologist
  • terrestrial carbon sink
  • tropical ecosystems
  • biodiversity
  • land use change
  • climate change
  • symbiotic nitrogen fixation

Dr. Peter M. Groffman

Senior Research Fellow/Microbial Ecologist
  • soil ecology
  • water quality

Dr. Timon McPhearson

Urban Community Ecologist
  • urban ecology, resilience, social-ecological systems


Dr. Jonathan J. Cole

Dr. Jonathan J. Cole

  • freshwater ecosystems
  • biogeochemistry

Dr. Clive G. Jones

Terrestrial Ecologist
  • biodiversity
  • environmental management

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
David Strayer

Dr. David L. Strayer

Freshwater Ecologist
  • Hudson River
  • invasive species
  • streams

Raymond J. Winchcombe

Wildlife Biologist
  • wildlife
  • deer management

Postdoctoral Scientists

Dr. Ilya R. Fischhoff

Disease Ecologist

Dr. Colin Fuss


Dr. Marissa Matsler

Political Ecologist
  • urban social-ecological-technical systems (SETS)
  • urban planning
  • green infrastructure

Dr. Amanda Suchy

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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