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Degrees: PhD Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, Saint Louis University
BA Geology, St. Lawrence University
Current Research: Developing a new framework for mapping and modeling land cover change in arid rangelands.
Degrees: PhD (candidate) Social and Ecological Sustainability, University of Waterloo
MS Science Education, Montana State University Bozeman
BS Geology, St. Lawrence University
Current Research: Applying novel multi-method and interdisciplinary approaches to better understand the relationship between diverse governance arrangements, managed ecosystems, and natural resource management outcomes.
Degrees: PhD Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
MS Biology, Fordham University
BA Biology, Barnard College
Current Research: The effects of global change drivers on plant populations, communities, and ecosystem function in grasslands and plant biodiversity in cities.
Degrees: PhD Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior & Minor Statistics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
BS Biology, Washington and Lee University
Current Research: Mechanisms that influence plant spatial patterns and population spread under global change integrating empirical, statistical, and mathematical approaches.
Degrees: PhD Ethnobiology, University of Kent
MS Ethnobotany, University of Kent
BS Biodiversity and Conservation, University of Kent
Current Research: Political ecology, STS, development, climate change, and systems/networks approaches to agroecology and water management in the Middle East an North Africa.
Degrees: PhD Veterinary Pathobiology/Applied Biodiversity Science, Texas A&M
DVM, Cornell University
BS Biology, Virginia Tech
Current Research: Disease risk facing native U.S. wildlife associated with the importation of exotic animals for the pet industry; evaluation of mitigation strategies.
Degrees: PhD Environmental Science, University of Virginia
BA Zoology, Miami University
Current Research: Seafood supply-demand modeling to link environmental and policy changes to food security in select African nations.
Degrees: PhD Marine, Estuarine, Environmental Science, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
BS Environmental Science and Studio Art, Dickinson College
Current Research: Coastal ecosystem science with a focus on understanding how external drivers and internal feedback processes affect salt marsh resilience to sea level rise.
Degrees: PhD Integrative Conservation & Geography (Certificate GIScience), University of Georgia
MS Ecology, University of Georgia
BS Marine Sciences, Ecology, and Biology (Minor: Anthropology), University of Georgia
Current Research: Examining how landscape histories and futures, measured via changing sociocultural and ecological conditions, affect vulnerability to flooding in coastal communities, particularly sea-level rise.
Degrees: PhD (candidate) Geography, Clark University
MA Geography, Clark University
MEsc Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
BS Environment and Natural Resources
Current Research: The relationship among taxonomic, phylogenetic, and trait diversity of New World terrestrial vertebrates and how it may be impacted by future global change.
Degrees: PhD Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland
MS Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland
BS Political Science and Environmental Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Current research: Energy efficiency policy, valuation of ecosystem services, and issues at the intersection of forestry and climate change
Degrees: PhD Marine Science and Conservation, Duke University
MS Marine Biology, University of Maine
MS Marine Policy, University of Maine
BS Biology, Suffolk University
Current Research: Governance of marine social ecological systems with the emphasis on adaptive co-management and other forms of multi-level governance arrangements.
Degrees: PhD (candidate), Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo
MS Geography, University of Regina, Saskatchewan
BS Geography, University of Regina, Saskatchewan
Current Research: How patterns of social and ecological connectivity influence conservation outcomes for species at risk on Canada's last remaining grasslands.
Degrees: PhD Sociology, Brown University
Master of Environmental Management (MEM), Duke University
BS Biology, Cornell University
Current Research: The forced migration of rural farmers due to the construction of the Belo Monte Dam in the Brazilian Amazon; socioeconomic and livelihood impacts of displacement; forced migration decision-making process.
Degrees: DPhil Condensed Matter Physics, University of Oxford
MPhys Physics, University of Oxford
Current Research: The effect of deforestation and urbanization on ecological networks representing interactions between species in a community (e.g., food webs, plant–pollinator, and host–parasitoid networks).
Degrees: PhD Zoology, University of Oxford
Masters in Integrative Bioscience, University of Oxford
BS Honours Botany, University of Cape Town
BS Ecology and Economics, University of Cape Town
Current Research: Using phylogenies and citizen science data to estimate rates of colonization and local extinction to understand why some species in the genus Protea are more resilient to environmental change.
Degrees: PhD Ecology, University of Girona (Spain)
Interuniversity M.S. (DEA) Fundamental and Applied Ecology, University of Girona, CEAB‑CSIC, and University of Barcelona (Spain)
BS Biology, University of Girona (Spain)
Current Research: Footprint of streamflow regulation by dams on hydrologic alteration and freshwater biodiversity patterns in the U.S., and how dams may be re-operated to maximize social and ecological resilience in the face of global change.
Degrees: PhD Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida
MA Geography, University of Florida
BA American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Current Research: How networks at household, community, and regional scales demonstrate or reflect patterns of adaptive capacity.
Degrees: PhD Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Master of Environmental Science, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science
BA Environmental Science, BS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas
Current Research: Using big data, modeling, and experimental methods to better understand how policy, climate change, and market forces affect risk management and drought adaptation decisions for ranchers in the Western U.S.
Degrees: PhD Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago
BS Biology, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Current Research: The effects of functional neighborhood, climate, and geographical location on tree performance, defined as growth and survival, using spatially-explicit models.
IMMERSION PROGRAM Organizers
Research Scientist, US Forest Service, and Social Scientist in Residence, SESYNC
Degrees: PhD Social Ecology, Yale University
M. Phil, Social Ecology, Yale University
M.F.S, Community Forestry, Yale University
BA Architecture and Studies in the Environment, Yale University
Associate Director of Education, SESYNC
Degrees: PhD Zoology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior, Michigan State University
BA Biology, Cornell University