Goldspiel, Harrison 

Advisor: Noah Charney – Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
Start Date:  Fall 2021
M.S. 2018, Ecology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
B.A. 2013, Environmental Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 207.581.1340

Brief Biography:  I grew up in Queens, NY. My interests in ecology have brought me to New England, Florida, California, and Ecuador, where I’ve worked on conservation science programs for threatened wildlife, including vernal pool amphibians and Galapagos tortoises. When not deep in data or the field, I enjoy cooking, reading, writing, and staying active outdoors.

Current Research:  My research interests are broad and mostly reside in the realms of restoration ecology and population biology of amphibians and reptiles. I am most interested in studying wildlife populations over different disturbance gradients and using various sampling and quantitative techniques to advance our understanding and management of cryptic ecological communities. I’m also interested in the social dimensions of wildlife conservation and using interdisciplinary frameworks to better understand complex conservation stories. My Ph.D. work focuses on the landscape ecology and conservation of vernal pool amphibians, including blue-spotted and unisexual salamanders.