Research Staff

Richard A. Houghton

Richard A. Houghton, Ph.D.

Acting President, Senior Scientist, George Masters Woodwell Chair for Global Ecology

Expertise : Climate Change, Global Carbon Cycle, Biofuels, Forest

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Scott Goetz

Scott Goetz, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Senior Scientist

Expertise : Arctic, United States, biodiversity, remote sensing, landscapes, mapping

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Alessandro Baccini

Alessandro Baccini, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist

Expertise : Pantropics, remote sensing, land use planning, indigenous forest communities

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I. Foster Brown

I. Foster Brown, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Expertise : Amazon, education, societal response to climate change

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Glenn K. Bush

Glenn K. Bush, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist

Expertise : Africa; environmental and natural resource economics; forest and biodiversity conservation; sustainability

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Michael Coe

Michael T. Coe, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Coordinator of the Amazon Group

Expertise : Brazil, sustainable agriculture, water resources, climate change

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RM Holmes

Robert Max Holmes, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Expertise : Arctic, water chemistry, rivers, permafrost, climate change

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Josef Kellndorfer

Josef Kellndorfer, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Coordinator of the REDD Group

Expertise : REDD+, remote sensing, forests, climate change, high performance computing

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Nadine Laporte

Nadine T. Laporte, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist

Expertise : Africa, biodiversity, carbon mapping, forest monitoring, remote sensing

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Susan M. Natali

Susan M. Natali, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist

Expertise : Arctic, permafrost, plant and soil sciences, education

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Robert G.M. Spencer

Robert G.M. Spencer, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist

Expertise : Arctic, permafrost, glaciers, black carbon, water chemistry, carbon cycle science, biogeochemistry

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Thomas Stone

Thomas A. Stone, M.A.

Scientist Emeritus

Expertise : Cape Cod and Islands, sea level rise, geology, GIS, remote sensing, land cover change

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Emma Suddick

Emma Suddick, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist

Expertise : United States, climate smart agriculture, soil science, nitrogen, climate change

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Wayne Walker

Wayne S. Walker, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist

Expertise : Forest measurement/monitoring, remote sensing, Amazon indigenous peoples, capacity building/training, REDD+

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Jesse B. Bishop

Jesse B. Bishop, M.S.

Research Associate

Expertise: Earth observation, spatial data, forestry, geography

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Ekaterina Bulygina

Ekaterina Bulygina, M.S.

Research Associate

Expertise: Biogeochemistry, ecology, hydrology, environmental soil and water chemistry

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Oliver Cartus

Oliver Cartus, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Expertise: Geography, remote sensing, mapping

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Craig T. Connolly

Craig T. Connolly, B.A.

Research Assistant

Expertise: Arctic, permafrost, WHRC student programs and outreach

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Tina Cormier

Tina A. Cormier, M.S.

Research Associate

Expertise: Earth observation, mapping, training

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Gregory Fiske

Gregory J. Fiske, M.S.

GIS Manager/Research Associate

Expertise: Mapping, spatial data

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Carol Franco

Carol Franco, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Mexico-REDD Project Administrator

Expertise: REDD+, ecosystem services, climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, sustainable development

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Fabio Gonçalves, M.S.

Visiting Fellow

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Kevin Guay

Kevin Guay, B.S.

Research Assistant

Expertise: Spatial Data and mapping

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Holly Hughes, B.S.

Research Assistant

Expertise: Carbon cycling, Maine

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Patrick Jant

Patrick Jantz, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Expertise: Biodiversity conservation, climate change, habitat corridors

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Melaine Kermarc, M.Sc.

Equateur (DRC) Project Manager

REDD, DRC, capacity building, payment for ecosystem services

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Wendy Kingerlee

Wendy Kingerlee, B.S.

Research Assistant/Amazon Program Administrator

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Paul Lefebvre

Paul A. Lefebvre, M.A.

Research Associate

Expertise: Amazon, GIS

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Marcia Macedo

Marcia N. Macedo, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Expertise: Amazon, ecology, climate change

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Prajjwal Panday

Prajjwal Panday, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Geography, remote sensing, hydrology

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Johanne Pelletier

Johanne Pelletier, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Expertise: Emissions from land-use change, forest ecology, REDD+, MRV, Latin America, Africa

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Amanda Poston

Amanda E. W. Poston, B.A.

Africa and Pantropical Project Administrator

Expertise: International grants management

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Brendan Rogers

Brendan M. Rogers, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Kathleen Savage

Kathleen Savage, M.Sc.

Research Associate

Expertise: Ecology, education, plant sciences

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Scott Zolkos

Scott Zolkos, B.A.

Research Assistant

Expertise: Arctic, ecology, geography, water chemistry

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