Current Instructors

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Simon Bird

Ecologist and Conservation Biologist, Advising Dean, Columbia; Adjunct Professor in Liberal Studies, NYU

Research Areas:  land use ecology, urban ecology, invertebrate biodiversity, soil system dynamics, and enhancing community-based conservation.

Email: simon.bird@columbia.edu


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Environmental Economist, Hunter College

Research Areas: Environmental policy and regulation, Agricultural economics, Environmental economics

 


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Peter Daszak

President, EcoHealth Alliance; Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, EICES

Research Areas: Links between anthropogenic environmental change, wildlife diseases, public health, and conservation; emerging diseases, their ecology, and the factors that drive emergence.

Email: daszak@ecohealthalliance.org


Lisa Dokken

Senior sustainability professional with broad experience in developing and managing innovative sustainable development programming across the globe; over 10 years experience working for the UN Development programme implementing sustainable development programming in over 30 countries.


SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESTomás Garduño

Freelance Social & Environmental Justice Organizing and Civic Engagement Consultant; 15 years experience in the social justice movement including WTO Protests in Seattle in 1999 and People’s Climate March in New York in 2014.

Email: tomasdanielgarduno@gmail.com 


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President of Reducetarian Foundation and Innovation Manager at The Good Food Institute.

Email: brian.kateman@gmail.com


Urvashi Kaul

Assistant Vice President for Economic Research and Analysis, New York City Economic Development Corporation; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Research Areas: Evaluating the economic and fiscal impact development projects and events; analyzing policies and proposals related to city infrastructure investments and taxation.

Email: uk16@columbia.edu


Cary Krosinksy

Cary Krosinsky

Senior Vice President, TruCost, Inc.

Email: ck2476@columbia.edu

 


Jenna Lawrence

Lecturer, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University; Program Director, Summer Programs, EICES

Research Areas: Male and female reproductive interests in brown titi monkeys.

Email: jml127@columbia.edu


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Executive Director, Brighter Green

Research Areas: Sustainable development, women’s rights, reproductive health, conservation, animal rights.

 


Shahid Naeem

Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University; Director, EICES

Research Areas: How changes in the distribution and abundance of organisms affect ecosystem functions; the impacts of biodiversity loss.

Email: sn2121@columbia.edu


Matthew Palmer

Lecturer, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University

Research Areas: Community ecology; plant conservation biology; local controls on plant diversity.

Email: mp2434@columbia.edu


Jeffrey Potent

Jeffrey Potent, Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

Email: jp2339@columbia.edu


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Managing Director, Karbone

Research Areas: Environmental Markets