Heather Cayton, Managing Director
Heather Cayton is a Research Technician at North Carolina State University and the Managing Director of ConservationCorridor.org. She received her B.S. from the University of Virginia and her M.S. from Virginia Tech, and has spent the past four years studying corridors and rare butterflies in North Carolina.
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Nick Haddad, Scientist
Dr. Nick Haddad is William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Biology at North Carolina State University. For more than 20 years, he has been studying how plants and animals use corridors. He has worked in the largest and longest-running corridor experiment, the Savannah River Site Corridor Project, and he has studied natural corridors used by rare butterflies.
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Neil Mccoy, Science Communicator
Neil Mccoy is a graphic designer and science communicator who specializes in web design and development for science content. He collaborates with researchers and educators to visualize and present science in creative ways and to create websites for research extension and outreach, science education, and research tools.
Peter Brewitt is a PhD candidate in Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his BA in History from Dartmouth College before moving into the sciences. His dissertation focuses on dam removal as an ecological and political phenomenon in the Pacific Northwest and California. He became interested in dam removal during his three years working as a naturalist in Yosemite National Park, home to the former Hetch Hetchy Valley.
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Clinton Jenkins is a Research Scholar in the Biology Department of North Carolina State University and a Visiting Scholar at Duke University. He earned his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee under the advisement of Dr. Stuart Pimm. Clinton also teaches Conservation GIS and Advanced Spatial Analysis at the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas in Nazaré Paulista, Brazil, one of Brazil’s premier conservation organizations.
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Julian Resasco is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He did his dissertation research on ant community ecology and corridors at the Savannah River Site Corridor Project. As a post-doctoral fellow, Julian is working on habitat fragmentation effects on arthropod trophic structure within the Wog Wog Habiat Fragmentation Experiment in New South Wales, Australia. For more check out: julianresasco.com.
Anne Trainor is a post-doctoral associate in Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and served as as a coordinator and a key participant in the Yale Climate Adaptation Framework. As a NatureNet Fellow, Anne is currently integrating her expertise in ecological principles and geospatial modeling to build an approach that can help conservationists keep landscapes functional and connected while identifying and prioritizing energy portfolios for uncertain future conditions.
Tyson Wepprich is a PhD student at North Carolina State University. He researches insect responses to climate warming and conservation strategies resilient to global changes. After growing up in St. Charles, Missouri, Tyson came to North Carolina to go to Duke University. Before starting graduate school, he taught science in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, his favorite place in the Eastern US.
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Marit Wilkerson is finishing up her PhD in Conservation Ecology at the University of California, Davis. Her dissertation work centered on invasive plants in conservation corridors, and her motivating passion is to promote conservation science and ethics to a broader public through applied research and real-world outreach. To learn more, please visit www.maritwilkerson.com.
Johnny Wilson is a PhD student at North Carolina State University, focusing on conservation planning in a changing world. Originally from South Africa, he received his MSc at the University of Pretoria. He constantly struggles to find enough time for birdwatching. (More at www.johnnybirder.com)
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