Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x 232
Matthew E. Baker, PhD, Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems & Graduate Program Director, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, 211 Sondheim Hall, Baltimore, MD 21250
Lawrence E. Band, PhD, Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Geography, Saunders Hall C.B. #3220, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, (919) 962-3921
Christopher Boone is the Dean of the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. His research contributes to ongoing debates in sustainable urbanization, environmental justice, vulnerability, and global environmental change. He is a co-PI for the urban Long Term Ecological Research projects based in Baltimore and Phoenix, both supported by the National Science Foundation. For the past four years he has sat on the scientific steering committee for the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change project, a core initiative of the International Human Dimensions program, and also participated in the US Global Change Research Program's US National Climate Assessment for Cities. He is an active contributor to Future Earth, an international initiative that aims to integrate the global environmental change community with a focus on sustainable outcomes. He is the author of two books on urban sustainability, City and Environment and Urbanization and Sustainability, and is the associate editor for Current Research on Cities. Dr. Boone serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Environment Justice. He is a member of the external advisory board for the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras IGERT program on the Urbanizing Tropics. He recently became a member of the Mayo Clinic Green Committee. At ASU, he has taught classes on sustainable urbanization, urban and environmental health, principles and methods of sustainability, environmental justice, and interdisciplinary methods for socio-ecological research.
Elena Irwin is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at Ohio State University. Her research focuses on land use economics, ecosystem services and coupled human-natural systems. She develops empirical and simulation-based spatial models of urbanization and land change to examine the influence of policies on land use and impacts on ecosystem services. She is the 2008 recipient of the North American Regional Science Council’s Hewings Award for distinguished young scholars in regional science and co-recipient of the 2009 Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America.
Associate Professor, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University, 316 Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 292-6449
Sujay Kaushal, PhD, Assistant Professor-Ecologist, University of Maryland, College Park, 5825 University Research Court, Room #4048, College Park, MD 20740-3823, (301) 405-7048
John J. Kelly, PhD, Professor and Associate Chairperson, Department of Biology, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 West Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660, 773.508.7097
Shannon L. LaDeau, PhD, Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x 311
Andrew J. Miller, PhD, Chair, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, (410) 455-3151
Charles H. Nilon, PhD, Associate Professor of Wildlife Management, University of Missouri - Columbia School of Natural Resources Fisheries and Wildlife, 302 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Bldg., Columbia, MO 65211-7240, (573)-882-3738
David J. Nowak, PhD, Project Leader/Urban Forester, Urban Forests, Human Health, & Environmental Quality, USDA Forest Service Northeastern Research Station, 5 Moon Library, SUNY-CESF, Syracuse, NY 13210, 315-448-3212
Laura A. Ogden, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College, 6047 Silsby Hall,, Hanover, NH 03755
Austin Troy addresses issues at the intersection of urban planning and environmental sustainability using spatial analytic tools. As a co-principal investigator of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, he has focused on studying the spatial distribution and benefits of urban vegetation, quantifying urban development patterns, and developing new GIS and remote sensing methodologies for mapping and characterizing heterogeneous urban environments. In addition to being an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver in the Department of Planning and Design, he is also Principal and Co-founder of Spatial Informatics Group, LLC, an environmental consulting firm. He is author of The Very Hungry City (Yale University Press, 2012), which looks at how cities consume energy, what makes some cities more efficient than others, and what rising global energy prices will mean for cities. Educated at Yale College (B.A.), Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (M.F.), and University of California Berkeley (Ph.D.), he worked for twelve years as a faculty member at University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources before coming to Colorado. He also served as a planning commissioner for Burlington VT.
Director, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, TRC 102, Baltimore, MD 21250, (410) 455-1766
C. Andy Anderson, PhD, Michigan State University
Daniel J. Bain, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Geology and Planetary Science, 200 SRCC, 4107 O'Hara St., Pittsburgh, PA 15260, (412) 624-8766
Vanessa B. Beauchamp, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Smith Hall, Room 215C, (410) 704-2286
Kenneth Belt, P.E., Hydrologist/Aquatic Ecologist, US Forest Service, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Room 180, TRC Building, 5200 Westland Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21227, (410) 455-8011
Neil Bettez, PhD, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-5343
Grace Brush, PhD, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 303 Ames Hall, 34th and Charles Sts., Baltimore, MD 21218, (410) 516-7107
Molly Charnes, Benjamin Harrison Society
Luc Claessens, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Delaware, 220 Pearson Hall, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831-0871
Michael A. Clark, U.S. Geological Survey
Joshua Cole, Geospatial Data Services Manager, University of Mayland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, TRC Room 102, Baltimore, MD 21250, Phone: (410) 455-1765
Shawn E. Dalton, PhD, .25 Colonial Heights, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5M2, Canada, (506) 449-1395
Anne Draddy, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Office of Sustainable Energy
Sam Droege, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Jonathan Duncan, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Geography, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Emily Elliott, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Geology and Planetary Science, 502 SRCC Building, 4107 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-3332, (412) 624-8882
Erle C. Ellis, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, 410 455-3078
Alexander J. Felson, PhD RLA, Assistant Profrssor, Yale University School of Architecture, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 195 Prospect Street, Room 135, New Haven, CT 06511, (203) 436-5120
Gary T. Fisher, PE, Scientist Emeritus (Hydrologist), US Geological Survey Water Mission Area, 5522 Research Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21228, (410) 262-8632
Mike Galvin, Director, SavATree Consulting Group, 550 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507, (914) 403-8959
Guy W. Hager, Parks & People Alumni
Gordon M. Heisler, PhD, Meteorologist
Quintaniay Holifield, PhD, Research Soil Scientist, USDA Forest Service, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 5200 Westland Blvd, TRC Room 134, Baltimore, MD 21227, (410) 455-8017
John Hom, PhD, Biological Scientist, Climate, Fire and Carbon Cycle Sciences, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, 11 Campus Boulevard, Suite 200, Newton Square, PA 19073, (610) 557-4097
Lea R. Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, 2134 Plant Sciences Building, College Park, MD 20742, (301) 405-1602
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, 8390 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4605, (410) 461-8323
Garth Lindner, PhD, University of Missouri
Ethel V. Locks, Community Builder Fellow, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Maryland State Office, City Crescent Building
City Crescent Building
10 South Howard Street, 5th Floor, 10 South Howard Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201-2528, (410) 962-2520 Ext 3307
Charles Lord, Urgent VC, 831 Beacon Street, Suite 232, Newton Center, MA 02459, (617) 431-7844
Keisha Matthews, Science Coordinator, Baltimore City Schools
Paul M. Mayer, PhD, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Lab, 919 Kerr Research Drive, Ada, OK 74820, 580-436-8647
Brian McGrath, Associate Professor of Urban Design/Urban Design Specialist, Parsons the New School for Design, 60-64 Union St. 2N, Newark, NJ 07105-1430, (973) 817-9057
Education History: B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; M.S. Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware; Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology, University of Missouri-Columbia
Research Interests: Avian Ecology, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Community Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Science Education
I am broadly interested in the sustainability of small urban greenspaces for wildlife, and the impacts of these spaces on local residents. My PhD research focused on vacant lots in Baltimore, evaluating their impacts on bird species' abundance, nesting success, and body condition, while also looking into the environmental justice impacts of vacant land. Additionally, I used data from the BES long-term bird monitoring dataset to model the impacts of landscape-scale small greenspace distribution on abundance patterns of common songbirds.
M.S. in Geology, University of Michigan, 1975.
B.S. in Geology, University of Notre Dame, 1971.
--1975 Visiting Instructor, Dept of Geology, University of Notre Dame; taught courses in mineralogy and structural geology
-- 1976 Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Program, Reston, VA: worked on trace element chemistry of pore fluids from lake and marine bottom sediments
-- 1976 Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Indiana District: conducted studies of groundwater flow and quality in water-supply aquifers
-- 1981 Research Hydrologist, USGS-Indiana: investigated interactions between groundwater and wetlands at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; served as District Groundwater Specialist
-- 1986 Hydrologist, USGS, Towson, MD: Chief, Delmarva Peninsula Pilot Project, National Water Quality Assessment Program
-- 1993 Supervisory Hydrologist, USGS Towson, MD: Chief of the Resource Assessment Section
-- 1997 Supervisory Hydrologist, USGS Baltimore, MD: Associate District Chief for Scientific Program
-- 2005 Deputy Director of USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center in Baltimore, MD
-- 2010 Director of USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center in Baltimore, MD
Associations and Memberships
American Geophysical Union
Geological Society of America
Maryland Water Monitoring Council
Research / Professional Focus / Current Projects
Analysis of groundwater flow systems
regional water-quality assessment
hydrology of coasts and wetlands
interactions between groundwater and surface water
Shedlock, R.J., Hamilton, P.A., Denver, J.M., and Phillips, P.J., 1993, Multiscale approach to regional groundwater quality assessment of the Delmarva Peninsula: in "Regional Groundwater Quality," ed. W. M. Alley, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, pp. 563-587.
Shedlock, R.J., Wilcox, D.A., Thompson, T.A., and Cohen, D.A., 1993, Interactions between Groundwater and wetlands, southern shore of Lake Michigan, USA : J. Hydrology, v. 141, pp 127-155.
Shedlock, R.J., Denver, J.M., Hayes, M.A., Hamilton, P.A., Koterba, M.T.,Bachman, L.J., Phillips, P.J., and Banks, W.S.L., 1999. Water-quality assessment of the Delmarva Peninsula, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia--Results of Investigations, 1987-1991: U.S. Geological Water Supply Paper 2355-A.
Domagalski, J.L., Zhou Xinquan, Lin Chao, Zhi Deguo, Fan Lan Chi, Xu Kaitai, Lü Ying, Luo Yang, Liu Shide, Liu Dewen, Guo Yong, Tian Qi, Liu Jing, Yu Weidong, Shedlock, R. J., and Knifong, D., L., 2001. Comparative Water Quality Assessment of the Hai He River Basin in the People's Republic of China and Similar Areas in the United States, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1647, 58 p.
Mayer, P.M., Striz, E.A., Shedlock, R.J., Doheny, E.J., and Groffman, P., 2003, The effects of ecosystem restoration on nitrogen processing in an urban mid-Atlantic Piedmont stream, in Renard, K.G., McElroy, S.A., Gburek, W.J., , Canfield, H.E., and Scott, R.L., eds., Proceedings of the First Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, Tucson, Arizona, October 27-30, 2003, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, p. 536-541.
Shedlock, R.J., Bolton, D.W., Cleaves, E.T., Gerhart, J.M., and Nardi, M.R., 2007, A science plan for a comprehensive assessment of the Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system in Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1205, 25 p.
Dr. Vemuri earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Maryland focusing on the role of the natural environment in quality of life. She also received a certificate in Ecological Economics. She received a B.S. degree in Environmental Studies from Davidson College. Much of Dr. Vemuri’s dissertation work involved statistical analysis of BES telephone survey data relating to the natural environment, life and neighborhood satisfaction, and socioeconomic factors. Dr. Vemuri also worked for a consulting firm on issues related to climate change including an investigation of the effects of global change on biological indicators of aquatic ecosystem health; municipal solid waste management issues; and greenhouse gas inventories. Currently, Dr. Vemuri is expanding on the earlier analyses of the BES telephone survey data, investigating trends in life and neighborhood satisfaction and the role of the natural environment over time in the Baltimore metropolitan region.
Dr. Warren’s research seeks to understand processes generating and maintaining biological diversity in a world that is becoming increasingly dominated by humans. Research in her lab group spans the species, community and landscape levels and focuses on the impacts of urbanization on animals. In addition to the conservation challenges posed by urbanization, the highly managed nature of a city landscape provides biologists with some unique opportunities to understand both the role of humans in altering patterns of biological diversity and the role of behavior in limiting animal distributions. A guiding principle for Dr. Warren’s research is that the typical indices of urbanization, such as human population density, describe only a portion of the habitat structure that is important for wildlife. Human behaviors, values, and resource consumption levels can influence the habitat and resource availability for birds and other organisms.
See more at: http://eco.umass.edu/people/faculty/warren-paige-s/
Education History: B.S., Biology, Towson University, M.S., Biology-Ecology, Towson University
Research Interests: Community Ecology, Community Assembly, Dispersal, Functional Traits, Disturbance, Interspecific Interactions
I have a broad interest in ecological community structure and function. My research focus includes understanding plant community assembly and how these communities interact with biotic dispersal vectors and herbivores. I am particularly interested in how these interactions are influenced by disturbance and ultimately how this structures communities.
Wen-Ching Chuang, PhD, Post doctoral Fellow, Arizona State University, Advisor: Chris Boone
Sylvia Lee, PhD, Aquatic Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x238
Alexander J. Reisinger, PhD, Aquatic Ecologist, Cary Institute, 2801 Sharon Tpke, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x195
Dan Dillon, Senior Research Specialist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Baltimore Ecosystem Study, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Room 134, Technology Research Center Building, 5200 Westland Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21227, (410) 455-8016
Benjamin R. Glass-Siegel, Assistant Research Specialist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Baltimore Ecosystem Study, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Room 134, Technology Research Center Building, 5200 Westland Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21227
Bess Caplan, Program Leader of Ecology Education, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, TRC 173, Baltimore, MD 21250, (410) 448-5663
Maribeth Rubenstein, BES Project Coordinator, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, PO Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x 236
Amy Rynes, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Cricle TRC 102, Baltimore, MD 21250, (410) 455-1764
Sabrina Strohmier, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, TRC 102, Baltimore, MD 21250, (410) 455-1763
Jonathan Walsh, BES Information Manager, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x103