Project Director


Emma J. Rosi, PhD, Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies


Co-Principal Investigator


Matthew E. Baker, PhD, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems & Graduate Program Director, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Lawrence E. Band, PhD, Professor, University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences

Alan R. Berkowitz, PhD, Head of Education, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Christopher Boone, PhD, Professor and Dean, School of Sustainability, Professor School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Geoffrey Buckley, PhD, Professor, Ohio University, Department of Geography

Mary L. Cadenasso, PhD, Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis

Edward J. Doheny, Hydrologist, US Geological Survey, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center

Jonathan Duncan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Ecosystem Science & Management

Peter Groffman, Professor, City University of New York, Advanced Science Research Center

J. Morgan Grove, PhD, Social Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Elena Irwin, PhD, Professor, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University

Sujay Kaushal, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

John J. Kelly, PhD, Professor and Associate Chairperson, Department of Biology, Loyola University Chicago

Shannon L. LaDeau, PhD, Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Andrew J. Miller, PhD, Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems

Charles H. Nilon, PhD, Associate Professor of Wildlife Management, University of Missouri – Columbia School of Natural Resources Fisheries and Wildlife

David J. Nowak, PhD, Senior Scientist / i-Tree Team Leader, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station

Laura A. Ogden, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College

Steward T. A. Pickett, PhD, Distinguished Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Alexander J. Reisinger, PhD, Assistant Professor of Urban Soil and Water Quality, University of Florida, Soil and Water Sciences Department

Dr. Frank Lance, President & CEO, Parks & People Foundation

James A. Smith, PhD, Professor, Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University

Christopher M. Swan, PhD, Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Katalin Szlavecz, PhD, Research Professor, The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences

Austin Troy, PhD, Professor and Chair, Urban and Regional Planning Department, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Natural Resources

Claire Welty, PhD, Director, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, Professor of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Collaborator


C. Andy Anderson, PhD, Michigan State University

Daniel J. Bain, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Geology and Planetary Science

Vanessa B. Beauchamp, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University

Kenneth Belt, P.E., Hydrologist/Aquatic Ecologist, US Forest Service

Grace Brush, PhD, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University

Michael A. Clark, U.S. Geological Survey

Shawn E. Dalton, PhD Thrive Consulting, Canada

Anne Draddy, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Office of Sustainable Energy

Sam Droege, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Emily Elliott, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Geology and Planetary Science

Erle C. Ellis, Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems

Alexander J. Felson, PhD RLA, Assistant Profrssor, Yale University School of Architecture, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Gary T. Fisher, PE, Scientist Emeritus (Hydrologist), US Geological Survey Water Mission Area

Mike Galvin, Director, SavATree Consulting Group

Gordon M. Heisler, PhD, Meteorologist

Quintaniay Holifield, PhD, Research Soil Scientist, USDA Forest Service

John Hom, PhD, Biological Scientist, Climate, Fire and Carbon Cycle Sciences, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station

Lea R. Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Alice Kennedy, Sustainability Coordinator, Baltimore City Office of Sustainability

H. Allen Klaiber, PhD, Associate Professor, Ohio State University

D. Johan Kotze, PhD, University of Helsinki, Lahti

Jeffrey J. Kvech, U.S. Geological Survey

Neely Law, PhD, Watershed Analyst, Center for Watershed Protection

Garth Lindner, PhD, University of Missouri

Ethel V. Locks, Community Builder Fellow, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Charles Lord, Urgent VC, 831 Beacon Street, Suite 232, Newton Center, MA 02459

Paul M. Mayer, PhD, Chief, Ecological Effect Branch, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Lab, Western Ecology Division

Brian McGrath, Associate Professor of Urban Design/Urban Design Specialist, Parsons the New School for Design

Brian Miles, PhD, University of North Carolina

John Moore, PhD, Colorado State University

David A. Newburn, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, Geospatial Specialist, University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources

Matthew Patterson, USDA Forest Service

Richard V. Pouyat, PhD, Forest Ecologist, USDA Forest Service

Christine C. Rega Brodsky, Collaborator, Assistant Professor, Pittsburg State University

Michele Romolini, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow & Adjunct Faculty, Loyola Marymount University, Center for Urban Resilience

Valerie Rupp, Assistant Director, Community Greening and Great Parks, Parks & People Foundation

Nicanor Saliendra, PhD, Ecologist, USDA ARS

Heikki Setala, PhD, University of Helsinki, Lahti

Robert J. Shedlock, U.S. Geological Survey Center Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Bryant Smith, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Nancy F. Sonti, USDA Forest Service, Baltimore Field Station

William P. Stack, Deputy Director of Programs, Center for Watershed Protection

Christina L. Tague, PhD, Assistant Professor Hydrology, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

Paige Warren, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tiffany Wendland, Secondary Coordinator, Office of Science, Baltimore County Public Schools

Thomas H. Whitlow, PhD, Associate Professor, Cornell University

Allison Whitmer, PhD, Assistant Dean of Sciences, Georgetown College, Georgetown University

Douglas Wrenn, PhD, Assistant Professor, Penn State University, College of Agricultural Sciences

Ian Yesilonis, Soil Scientist, USDA Forest Service

Charles B. Yuill, Associate Professor & Environmental Consultant, West Virgina University

Wayne Zipperer, PhD, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station


Graduate Student


Chih-han Chang, Johns Hopkins University

Zhengtao Cui, Graduate Student, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Advisor: Claire Welty

Jeffrey Ferris, Graduate Student, University of Maryland, Advisor: David Newburn

Mehdi Heris, Graduate Student, University of Colorado, Advisor: Austin Troy

Nic Irwin, Graduate Student, Ohio State University, Advisor: Elena Irwin

Mitch Livy, Graduate Student, Ohio State University, Advisor: Elena Irwin

Christopher Nytch, Graduate Student, University of Puerto Rico /US Forest Service, Advisor: Morgan Grove

Christopher Ryan, PhD Student, The City University of New York, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Advanced Science Research Center

Mariya Shcheglovitova, Graduate Student, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Advisor: Chris Swan

Erin Stapleton, Graduate Student, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Advisor: Claire Welty

Robert Taylor, Graduate Student, University of Colorado, Denver, Advisor: Austin Troy

Tissa Thomas, Graduate Student, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Advisor: Alan Berkowitz

Grant Thompson, Graduate Student, Cornell University, Advisor: Peter Groffman

Chang Wang, Graduate Student, Ohio State University, Advisor: Elena Irwin


K-12 Teacher


Martin Schmidt, McDonogh School


Post Doc


Elsa Anderson, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Megan Fork, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Laurence Lin, University of Virginia

Dexter Locke, USFS

Amanda Suchy, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and City University of New York


Staff


Bess Caplan, Ecology Education Program Leader, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education

Benjamin R. Glass-Siegel, Assistant Research Specialist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Lisa Martel, Technician, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Maribeth Rubenstein, Project and Social Media Coordinator, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Email: BESinfo@caryinstitute.org

Amy Rynes, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County