Our Experts

Philip B. Duffy

Philip B. Duffy, Ph.D.

Expertise  Domestic climate policy, international climate change negotiations, climate change adaptation, extreme weather risk, climate modeling Dr. Duffy is a physicist who has devoted his career to the use of…
Scott Goetz

Scott Goetz, Ph.D.

Expertise  Arctic, United States, biodiversity, remote sensing, landscapes, mapping Dr. Goetz’s research focuses on ecosystem responses to environmental change, including monitoring and modeling the linkages and feedbacks between forests and…
Alessandro Baccini

Alessandro Baccini, Ph.D.

Expertise  Pantropics, remote sensing, land use planning, indigenous forest communities Dr. Baccini is a remote sensing scientist whose interests focus on the use of satellite data for the monitoring of…
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Richard A. Birdsey, Ph.D.

Expertise   North American forests, forest management, inventory and monitoring, carbon cycle, climate change mitigation Dr. Birdsey is a specialist in quantitative methods for large-scale forest inventories and has pioneered development of methods…
Paulo Brando

Paulo Brando, Ph.D.

Expertise   Amazon, tropical forest degradation, land use change, remote sensing Dr. Brando is a tropical ecologist whose research explores the vulnerability of terrestrial natural ecosystems to repeated disturbances and prolonged…
I. Foster Brown

I. Foster Brown, Ph.D.

Expertise  Amazon, education, societal response to climate change Dr. Brown is an environmental geochemist whose research interests focus on global environmental change and sustainable development in the southwestern Amazon Basin….
Glenn K. Bush

Glenn K. Bush, Ph.D.

Expertise  Africa, environmental and natural resource economics, forest and biodiversity conservation, sustainability Dr. Bush is an environmental economist who specializes in welfare economics, resource valuation, and environmental cost-benefit analysis. His…
Michael T. Coe

Michael T. Coe, Ph.D.

Expertise  Brazil, sustainable agriculture, water resources, climate change Dr. Coe is an earth system scientist who specializes in understanding how human land cover change and land management decisions affect the…
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G. Ken Creighton, Ph.D.

Expertise  Tropical ecology, biogeography and conservation biology, climate change policy and practice related to conservation and management of forests and natural landscapes. Prior to coming to WHRC, Dr. Creighton served…
Robert Max Holmes

Robert Max Holmes, Ph.D.

Expertise  Arctic, water chemistry, rivers, permafrost, climate change Dr. Holmes is an earth system scientist who studies rivers and their watersheds and how climate change and other disturbances are impacting…
Richard Houghton

Richard A. Houghton, Ph.D.

Expertise  Climate change, global carbon cycle, biofuels, Forest Science Dr. Houghton is an ecologist who studies the role that terrestrial ecosystems play in climate change and the global carbon cycle.  He…
Marcia Macedo

Marcia N. Macedo, Ph.D.

Expertise  Amazon, ecology, climate change Dr. Macedo is a landscape ecologist interested in understanding the causes of human-induced land change and its consequences for aquatic ecosystems. She combines remote sensing,…
Susan M. Natali

Susan M. Natali, Ph.D.

Expertise  Arctic, permafrost, plant and soil sciences, education Dr. Natali’s research examines the response of terrestrial ecosystems to a changing environment, with an emphasis on feedbacks to carbon cycling from…
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Christopher Neill, Ph.D.

Expertise  Tropical ecology, watershed biogeochemistry, plant ecology, ecosystem restoration Dr. Neill is an ecosystem ecologist who studies how changes to land use alter the structure and functioning of ecosystems. In…
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Rafe Pomerance

Rafe Pomerance is Chairman of Arctic 21, a network of organizations focused on communicating issues of Arctic climate change to policy makers and the general public. Arctic 21, which…
Brendan Rogers

Brendan M. Rogers, Ph.D.

Expertise  Wildfires, boreal forests, climate feedbacks, productivity Dr. Rogers is interested in how high latitude terrestrial ecosystems are impacted by climate change in terms of their functioning, species compositions, and…
Jonathan Sanderman

Jonathan Sanderman, Ph.D.

Expertise  Carbon sink capacity, soil carbon and nutrient cycles, land-use and climate change Dr. Sanderman is a biogeochemist who specializes in understanding how soil carbon and nutrient cycles have been…
Christopher R. Schwalm

Christopher R. Schwalm, Ph.D.

Expertise  global environmental change, carbon cycle sensitivity, modeling frameworks Dr. Schwalm is interested in the interactions between the terrestrial biosphere, climate, land cover, ecosystem state, and land management practices. He recently…
Wayne Walker

Wayne S. Walker, Ph.D.

Expertise  Forest measurement/monitoring, remote sensing, Amazon indigenous peoples, capacity building/training, REDD+ Dr. Walker is an ecologist and remote sensing specialist interested in applications of satellite imagery to the assessment and monitoring…

 

Ekaterina (Kate) Bulygina

Ekaterina (Kate) Bulygina, M.S.

Expertise  Biogeochemistry, ecology, hydrology, environmental soil and water chemistry Ms. Bulygina manages the Center’s Luce Laboratory of environmental chemistry. She has extensive experience in laboratory management and has worked at Moscow…
Tina A. Cormier

Tina A. Cormier, M.S.

Expertise  Earth observation, mapping, training Ms. Cormier uses remote sensing and GIS to model species’ responses to changes in environmental conditions, such as climate change. She also develops materials for and…
Mary Farina

Mary Farina, M.A.

Expertise  Forest ecology, remote sensing, GIS, geography Ms. Farina contributes to biomass mapping projects using remote sensing and GIS.  Prior to joining WHRC, she was a research assistant at Boston University…
Gregory J. Fiske

Gregory J. Fiske, M.S.

Expertise  Cartography, spatial data and analysis, and geospatial code development Mr. Fiske is a geographer interested in the use of Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to facilitate and communicate science….
Patrick Jantz

Patrick Jantz, Ph.D.

Expertise  Biodiversity conservation, climate change, habitat corridors Dr. Jantz studies the relationship between human activities and changes in land use and land cover using geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analytical…
Melaine Kermarc

Melaine Kermarc, M.Sc.

Expertise  REDD, DRC, capacity building, payment for ecosystem services Phone  00 33(0) 6 22 40 11 55   |   Email  //
Wendy Kingerlee

Wendy Kingerlee, B.S.

Ms. Kingerlee is the project coordinator of the Brazil Program. She provides administration, budget management, and logistical support to the team and its Brazilian counterpart, Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental…
Paul LeFebvre

Paul A. Lefebvre, M.A.

Expertise  Amazon, GIS Paul Lefebvre is a specialist in Geographic Information Systems and field instrumentation, who has worked in the Center’s Amazon program since 1995. From 1995 to 1998 he lived…
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Sarah Ludda Ludwig, M.A.

Expertise   Boreal and arctic ecosystems, statistics and modeling Ms. Ludwig is a biogeochemist interested in carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycling in arctic and boreal ecosystems. She works in Russian…
Alexander Nassikas

Alexander Nassikas, B.A.

Expertise  Carbon emissions, land use, land cover change, global tropics Mr. Nassikas contributes data collection and analysis to a project that aims to locate and quantify both historical and present-day carbon…
Johanne Pelletier, photo by Gabi Kislat

Johanne Pelletier, Ph.D.

Expertise  Emissions from land-use change, forest ecology, REDD+, MRV, Latin America, Africa Dr. Pelletier is an ecologist with interests in carbon fluxes from land-cover change and forest conservation. Before joining the…
Amanda Poston

Amanda E. W. Poston, B.A.

Expertise: International grants management Ms. Poston manages budgets and provides administrative and logistic support for the Center’s Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) project in the Democratic Republic…
Kathleen Savage

Kathleen Savage, M.Sc.

Expertise  Ecology, education, plant sciences Ms. Savage is currently working in the Center’s carbon cycling program. She obtained a B.Sc. degree and an M.Sc. degree in Geography at York University and…
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Kylen Solvik, B.A.

Mr. Solvik studies the effects of climate change on boreal forests with a focus on climate feedbacks from forest fires. He is also assisting in transitioning some of the…

Adjunct Experts

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Andréa D. de Almeida Castanho, Ph.D.

Expertise  Biosphere-atmosphere system in tropical forests, human impacts, above ground biomass, remote sensing Andrea D de Almeida Castanho is an atmospheric scientist interested in understanding the human impacts on the coupled…
Andrea Cattaneo

Andrea Cattaneo, Ph.D.

Expertise  Economic modeling, land use change, environmental program design, economics of climate change & food security Andrea Cattaneo is an economist with over 20 years of experience in examining economic issues…
Kylen Solvik

Anping Chen, Ph.D.

Expertise  ecosystem feedbacks, climate and terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycles Dr. Chen is an ecologist working on a variety of topics in ecology and climate change, in particular ecosystem feedbacks to…
Holly Hughes

Holly Hughes, B.S.

Expertise  Carbon cycling, Maine Ms. Hughes manages research projects in the Howland Research Forest, Howland, ME in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, NASA, NOAA, Harvard University, and others. The focus…
Josef Kellndorfer

Josef Kellndorfer, Ph.D.

Expertise  REDD+, remote sensing, forests, climate change, high performance computing Dr. Kellndorfer’s research focuses on the monitoring and assessment of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and the dissemination of Earth observation findings…
Paulo Moutinho

Paulo Moutinho, Ph.D.

Expertise  Amazon deforestation, biodiversity and climate change, REDD+ Dr. Paulo Moutinho is an ecologist interested in understanding the causes of deforestation in the Amazon and its consequences on biodiversity, climate…
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Daniel Nepstad, Ph.D.

Dr. Nepstad is a tropical ecologist whose research has focused on the response of Amazon forests to climate change, fire, and land use. In 1998, he developed the Amazon…
John D. Schade

John D. Schade, Ph.D.

Expertise  Biogeochemistry, ecological stoichiometry, earth and water ecosystems, interdisciplinary knowledge sharing Dr. Schade is a biogeochemist studying the interface between land, water and atmosphere. His goal is to understand how…
Thomas A. Stone

Thomas A. Stone, M.A.

Expertise  Cape Cod and Islands, sea level rise, geology, GIS, remote sensing, land cover change Mr. Stone is an environmental geologist who uses remote-sensing technology to map vegetation and to determine…
George M. Woodwell

George M. Woodwell, Ph.D.

The Woods Hole Research Center was founded in 1985 as an institute for research on the Great Issues of Environment by renowned ecologist George M. Woodwell, whose broad interests…