PEOPLE OF THE BALTIMORE ECOSYSTEM STUDY
BES Project Management Committee
 
  • Emma J. Rosi, PhD, Director
  • Alan R. Berkowitz, PhD, Head of Education
  • Mary L. Cadenasso, PhD
  • Peter M. Groffman, PhD, Deputy Director
  • J. Morgan Grove, PhD
  • Steward T. A. Pickett, PhD, Co-PI
  • Christopher M. Swan, PhD
  • Claire Welty, PhD, Site Manager
  • Valerie Rupp, Parks And People Coordinator
  • Robert J. Shedlock
  • Dorothy Borowy, Grad Student Rep
  • Bess Caplan
  • Maribeth Rubenstein, Project Coordinator
  • Jonathan Walsh, Information Manager

Project Director


 
Emma J. Rosi, PhD, Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x 232, Email: rosi@caryinstitute.org
 

Co-Principal Investigator


 
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, Email: mbaker@umbc.edu
 
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, Email: lband@email.unc.edu
 
Alan R. Berkowitz, PhD, Head of Education, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x 311, Email: berkowitza@caryinstitute.org
 
Christopher Boone, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, PO Box 872402 Tempe, AZ 85287-2402, (480) 727-6017, Email: Christopher.G.Boone@asu.edu
 
Geoffrey Buckley, PhD, Associate Professor, Ohio University, Department of Geography, Clippinger Lab Room 109, Athens, OH 45701, (740) 593-9846, Email: buckleyg@ohio.edu
 
Mary L. Cadenasso, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, Mail Stop 1 1210 PES, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8780, (530) 754-6151, Email: mlcadenasso@ucdavis.edu
 
Edward J. Doheny, Hydrologist, US Geological Survey Water Mission Area, 5522 Research Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21228, (410) 262-8632, Email: ejdoheny@usgs.gov
 
Peter M. Groffman, PhD, Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, 845-677-7600, x 128, Email: groffmanp@caryinstitute.org
 
J. Morgan Grove, PhD, Social Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station & Baltimore Ecosystem Study, UMBC, 5200 Westland Blvd., TRC 171, Baltimore, MD 21227, (802) 238-4328, Email: jmgrove@gmail.com
 
Elena Irwin, PhD, Associate Professor, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University, 316 Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 292-6449, Email: Irwin.78@osu.edu
 
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, Email: skaushal@umd.edu
 
John J. Kelly, PhD, Professor and Associate Chairperson, Department of Biology, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 West Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660, 773.508.7097, Email: jkelly7@luc.edu
 
Shannon L. LaDeau, PhD, Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x 311, Email: ladeaus@caryinstitute.org
 
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, Email: miller@umbc.edu
 
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, Email: nilonc@missouri.edu
 
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, Email: dnowak@fs.fed.us
 
Laura A. Ogden, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College, 6047 Silsby Hall,, Hanover, NH 03755, Email: Laura.A.Ogden@dartmouth.edu
 
Steward T. A. Pickett, PhD, Distinguished Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x 130, Email: picketts@caryinstitute.org
 
Lisa M. Schroeder, President & CEO, Parks & People Foundation, 2100 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217, (410) 448-5663
 
James A. Smith, PhD, Professor of Engineering & Applied Science, Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, E413 Engineering Quad, Princeton, NJ 08544, Email: jsmith@princeton.edu
 
Christopher M. Swan, PhD, Dept. of Geography & Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, (410) 455-3957, Email: chris.swan@umbc.edu
 
Katalin Szlavecz, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Olin Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-2687, (410) 516-8947, Email: szlavecz@jhu.edu
 
Austin Troy, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Natural Resources, Dept. of Planning and Design, Denver, CO 80208, 303-315-1006, Email: Austin.troy@ucdenver.edu
 
Claire Welty, PhD, 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, Email: weltyc@umbc.edu
 

Collaborator


 
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, Email: dbain@pitt.edu
 
Vanessa B. Beauchamp, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Smith Hall, Room 215C, (410) 704-2286, Email: vbeauchamp@towson.edu
 
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, Email: kbelt@fs.fed.us
 
Neil Bettez, PhD, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-5343, Email: bettezn@caryinstitute.org
 
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, Email: gbrush@jhu.edu
 
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, Email: jecoffey@umd.edu
 
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, Email: jncole@umbc.edu
 
Shawn E. Dalton, PhD, .25 Colonial Heights, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5M2, Canada, (506) 449-1395, Email: shawn@shawndalton.com
 
Anne Draddy, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Office of Sustainable Energy
 
Sam Droege, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Email: sam_droege@usgs.gov
 
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, Email: jmduncan@email.unc.edu
 
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, Email: eelliott@pitt.edu
 
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, Email: ece@umbc.edu
 
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, Email: alex.felson@yale.edu
 
Gary T. Fisher, PE, Scientist Emeritus (Hydrologist), US Geological Survey Water Mission Area, 5522 Research Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21228, (410) 262-8632, Email: gtfisher@usgs.gov
 
Mike Galvin, Director, SavATree Consulting Group, 550 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507, (914) 403-8959
 
Guy W. Hager, Parks & People Alumni, Email: gwhager61@yahoo.com
 
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, Email: qholifie@umbc.edu
 
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, Email: jhom@fs.fed.us
 
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, Email: leaj@umd.edu
 
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, Email: nll@cwp.org
 
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, Email: Ethel_V._Locks@hud.gov
 
Charles Lord, Urgent VC, 831 Beacon Street, Suite 232, Newton Center, MA 02459, (617) 431-7844, Email: cp.lord@gmail.com
 
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, Email: mayer.paul@epa.gov
 
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, Email: mcgrath@newschool.edu
 
Brian Miles, PhD, University of North Carolina
 
John Moore, PhD, Colorado State University
 
Jennifer L. Morse, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Management, School of the Environment, Portland State University, PO Box 751-ESM, Portland, OR 97207, (503) 725 2826, Email: jlmorse@pdx.edu
 
Robert Neff, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Geography & Environmental Systems, 211-D Soundheim Hall, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, (410) 455-3152, Email: neff@umbc.edu
 
David A. Newburn, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, 222A Symons Hall, College Park, MD 20742, (301) 405-8042, Email: dnewburn@umd.edu
 
Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, Geospatial Specialist, University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources, 81 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405, (802) 656-3324, Email: joneildu@uvm.edu
 
Tommy S. Parker, PhD, Urban Ecologist, University of Memphis, Ecology Research Center, Memphis, TN, Email: tparker@memphis.edu
 
Matthew Patterson, USDA Forest Service
 
Richard V. Pouyat, PhD, Forest Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Rosslyn Plaza, Building C, 1601 North Kent Street, 4th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209-2137, (703) 605-5286, Email: rpouyat@fs.fed.us
 
Christine C. Rega Brodsky, Collaborator, Assistant Professor, Pittsburg State University, 223 Heckert-Wells Hall, 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762, Email: christinerega@mail.missouri.edu
 
Michele Romolini, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow & Adjunct Faculty, Loyola Marymount University, Center for Urban Resilience, 1 LMU Drive Research Annex 120, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (310) 338-5104, Email: michele.romolini@lmu.edu
 
Valerie Rupp, Assistant Director, Community Greening and Great Parks, Parks & People, 2100 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217, (410) 448-5663, Email: valerie.rupp@parksandpeople.org
 
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, 5522 Research Park Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21228, (410) 262-8632, Email: rjshedlo@usgs.gov
 
Bryant Smith, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, 290 Broadway, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Email: bsmith@bluewaterbaltimore.org
 
Daniel Snow, PhD, Research Associate Professor and Director of Laboratory Services, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, School of Natural Resources
 
Nancy F. Sonti, USDA Forest Service, Baltimore Field Station, 5523 Research Park Drive, Suite 350, Baltimore, MD 21228, (443) 543-5387, Email: nancyfsonti@fs.fed.us
 
William P. Stack, Deputy Director of Programs, Center for Watershed Protection, 8390 Main Street, Second Floor, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4605, (410) 461-8323, Email: bps@cwp.org
 
Christina L. Tague, PhD, Assistant Professor Hydrology, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, 4516 Bren Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131, (805) 893-8579, Email: ctague@bren.ucsb.edu
 
David Tenenbaum, PhD, Professor, Lund University Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science Faculty of Science, Sölvegatan 12, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden, (617) 287-7396, Email: david.tenenbaum@nateko.lu.se
 
Amanda Vemuri, PhD, Vemuri Associates, Leesburg, VA 20175, (703) 771-1517
 
Paige Warren, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Department of Environmental Conservation, 216 Holdsworth Hall, Holdsworth Way, Amherst, MA 01003, (413) 545-0061, Email: pswarren@eco.umass.edu
 
Tiffany Wendland, Secondary Coordinator, Office of Science, Baltimore County Public Schools
 
Thomas H. Whitlow, PhD, Associate Professor, Cornell University, Plant Science Building, Room 23, Department of Horticulture, Ithaca NY 14853, Email: thw2@cornell.edu
 
Allison Whitmer, PhD, Assistant Dean of Sciences, Georgetown College, Georgetown University, 108 White-Gravenor, 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20057-1003, (202) 687-4043, Email: acw39@georgetown.edu
 
Douglas Wrenn, PhD, Assistant Professor, Penn State University, College of Agricultural Sciences
 
Ian Yesilonis, Soil Scientist, USDA Forest Service, 5523 Research Park, Suite 350, Baltimore, MD 21228, (443) 543-5381, Email: iyesilonis@fs.fed.us
 
Charles B. Yuill, Associate Professor & Environmental Consultant, West Virgina University, 1142 Agricultural Sciences Building, PO Box 6108, Morgantown, WV 26506, (304) 293-5674, Email: cyuill@wvu.edu
 
Wayne Zipperer, PhD, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, University of Florida, Bldg 164, Mowry Road, P.O. Box 110806, Gainesville FL 32611-0806, (352) 376-4576, Email: WZipperer@fs.fed.us
 

Graduate Student


 
Dorothy Borowy, PhD Student, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Geography and Environmental Systems, 211 Sondheim Hall, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, Email: bdoro1@umbc.edu
 
Ela-Sita Carpenter, Graduate Student, Univesity of Missouri, Columbia, Advisor: Charles Nilon, Email: esc986@mail.missouri.edu
 
Chih-han Chang, Johns Hopkins University, Email: yuanpau@gmail.com
 
Zhengtao Cui, Graduate Student, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Advisor: Claire Welty
 
Tom Doody, Graduate Student, University of Maryland, Advisor: Sujay Kaushal
 
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
 
Dexter Locke, Graduate Student, Clark University, Advisor: Morgan Grove
 
Christopher Nytch, Graduate Student, University of Puerto Rico /US Forest Service, Advisor: Morgan Grove
 
Michael Pennino, University of Marylan, College Park, Advisor: Dr. Sujay Kaushal
 
Shane Putnam, Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University, Advisor: Grace Brush
 
Mariya Shcheglovitova, Graduate Student, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Advisor: Chris Swan
 
Rose Smith, Graduate Student, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Advisor: Sujay Kaushal
 
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
 
Nicole Voelker, Graduate Student, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Advisor: Chris Swan
 
Chang Wang, Graduate Student, Ohio State University, Advisor: Elena Irwin
 

K-12 Teacher


 
Martin Schmidt, McDonogh School, 2718 Appleseed Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
 

Post Doc


 
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, Email: lees@caryinstitute.org
 
Alexander J. Reisinger, PhD, Aquatic Ecologist, Cary Institute, 2801 Sharon Tpke, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x195, Email: reisingera@caryinstitute.org
 

Research Assistant


 
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, Email: DillonD@caryinstitute.org
 
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, Email: glasssiegelb@caryinstitute.org
 

Staff


 
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, Email: caplanb@caryinstitute.org
 
Maribeth Rubenstein, BES Project Coordinator, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, PO Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x 236, Email: BESinfo@caryinstitute.org
 
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, Email: amyrynes@umbc.edu
 
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, Email: sabrinas@umbc.edu
 
Jonathan Walsh, BES Information Manager, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-7600 x103, Email: walshj@caryinstitute.org