Staff Scientists

Rod Christie Rod Christie
Mianus River Gorge Executive Director rchristie@mianus.orgResearch Interests: Eastern forest conservation, land management, vernal pool community ecology, white-tailed deer ecology

Projects: Changes in Forest Structure, Westchester Citizen’s Task Force on White-Tailed Deer and Forest Regeneration, Vernal Pool Studies and Monitoring


Chris Nagy Chris Nagy, Ph.D.
Director of Research & Education chris@mianus.orgResearch Interests: Population biology and modeling, raptor ecology, bioacoustics, urban coyote ecology, urban wildlife management

Projects:  Eastern Screech Owl Ecology along an Urban/Suburban Gradient; Coyote Colonization of NYC and Long Island


Budd Veverka
Director of Land Management
budd@mianus.orgResearch Interests: Black bear ecology; gallinaceous and passerine bird ecology; Northern forest ecosystems

Projects: Habitat restoration, regional black bear occurrence and movement; invasive species management, Preserve wildlife biology


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