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Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 557-4017
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Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science



Name Title
Christopher Swanston NIACS Director
Maria Janowiak NIACS Deputy Director
Hannah Abbotts Content Manager, Climate Change Resource Center
Leslie Brandt
Climate Change Specialist
Stephen Handler Climate Change Specialist
Katherine A. Heckman Research Biologist
Shawn Klomparens Webmaster, Climate Change Resource Center, USDA Climate Hubs
James Klapperich Research Associate
Patricia Leopold Climate Change Outreach Specialist
Kailey Marcinkowski Climate Change Outreach Specialist
Lucas Nave Research Scientist
Todd Ontl USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub Fellow
Kristen Schmitt Climate Change Outreach Specialist
(Patricia) Danielle Shannon Climate Change Specialist
Paula Zermeño Manager, Carbon, Water and Soils Research Lab


Name Title
Evan Kane Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University 
Knute Nadelhoffer Professor, Director of the Biological Station
University of Michigan
Linda Nagel Department Head and Professor, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University
Courtney Peterson Research Associate, Colorado State University


Steering Committee

Name Title
Tony Ferguson Director, Northern Research Station
David Reed Vice President for Research, Michigan Technological University
Kathleen Atkinson Regional Forester, Eastern Region
Brian Buhr Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota
Jad Daley Senior Vice President, American Forests
Jonathan Gilbert Director, Biological Sciences Division, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission
Nancy Mathews Dean, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont
T. Ben Wigley National Council for Air and Stream Improvement

Programmatic Contacts

Name Title
David Hollinger Project Leader, Northern Research Station
Terry Sharik Dean, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University
Anthony Erba Director, Planning, Administrative Review, Litigation, and Landscape Scale Conservation, Eastern Region
Rob Witmer Supervisory Forester, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry
Marcella Windmuller-Campione Assistant Professor of Silviculture, Department of Forest Resources, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences , University of Minnesota
Rob Croll Climate Change Program Coordinator, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission
Anthony D’Amato Associate Professor of Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont

Last Modified: October 2, 2018