J. Stephen Gosnell, Baruch College
How can understanding the causes and consequences of ecological diversity help us better manage natural resources?
This question unites the projects of the Gosnell Lab at Baruch College. Our research focuses on field work in local coastal systems such as oyster reefs and salt marshes and quantitative projects including analysis of big-data, model development, and meta-analyses. You can read more about our current projects under the research tab.
My interests in these topics and research approach also drives my work as a teacher. I lead upper division courses on conservation biology and biostatistics, and I also enjoy introducing students to ecology through non-majors and first-year courses. My courses typically use open educational resources in lieu of traditional textbooks in order to increase student access and bring current material into the classroom. You can view material I've developed or aggregated for my courses under the teaching tab.
Communicating science and outreach is another aspect of my job that I truly enjoy. Our work on managed systems offers chances to communicate with stakeholders on various projects, and the lab also coordinate outreach opportunities focused on K-12 education. You can read more about these efforts under the outreach tab.
There are openings for new students (undergraduate and graduate) in the lab who share similar interests. Interested students should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org; you can also find more information here.