Seth I. Wollney
Doctoral Student, Department of Biology
College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CSI, CUNY)
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College of Staten Island, Biology BS 2013
City University of New York, NY
Graduate Center, Biology PhD 2018 (expected)
City University of New York, NY Ecology, Evolutionary Biology
2014-present College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Graduate Assistant A
2001-2013 Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, NY
- Wollney, S. I. 2015. An Environmental DNA (eDNA) Approach to Discovering Life in NYC Ponds, https://experiment.com/NYCeDNA
- Nie, Y.M., Wollney, S.I., Naro-Macial, E, Environmental DNA Analysis of Freshwater Ponds on Staten Island. Poster presentation, Undergraduate Research Conference, College of Staten Island, New York, April 2015
- Wollney, S. I., Naro-Maciel, E. 2013. Colonization of reconstructed habitat at Freshkills Landfill by painted turtles (Chrysemys picta), poster presentation, International Congress for Conservation Biology, Society of Conservation Biology, July 2013, Baltimore, MD
- Naro-Maciel, E., Ashe, J., Mafla, J.S., Pantophlet, J., Sutton, J., Viola, E., Wollney, S.I. 2013, Feeding ecology of freshwater turtles at the reclaimed Freshkills Landfill: Insights from stable isotope analysis. Poster presentation, International Congress for Conservation Biology, Society of Conservation Biology, July 2013, Baltimore, MD
- Wollney, S. I., Naro-Maciel, E. 2013 Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) ecology at Freshkills Landfill. Poster presentation, Undergraduate Research Conference, College of Staten Island, New York, April 2013
1. Broadening participation in science through mentoring activities. Urban Barcode Research Project Co-Mentor (CSI, CUNY): 7 students from Staten Island Academy, Staten Island Technical High School, Tottenville High School, 2013-present; Research Apprentice Co-Mentor, College of Staten Island, 2013-present; Taxon Leader for BioBlitz hosted by Macaulay Honors College, CUNY 2014 & 2015; Freshkills Turtle Project research assistant co-PI 2012-present; Teen Environmental Club at the Staten Island Museum (2007-2011).
2. Broadening participation in science through cultivation of citizen science initiatives.
Staten Island Dragonfly Atlas, Coordinator, 2008-present; Staten Island Christmas Bird Count, territory leader, 2002-present; New York Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network, site coordinator, 2010-2012; Staten Island Big Day Bird Count, compiler/coordinator, 2012-present; Staten Island NaturaList listserv, owner/moderator, 2006-present; Section of Natural History of the Staten Island Museum, field secretary and president, 2004-2013.
3. Innovation in teaching:
Integrating Evidence-Based Teaching into existing courses: General Biology at College of Staten Island, 2014-2015.
Curricular development: Earth Camp at Staten Island Museum 2006-2013, including development of science writing module and ‘hands on’ science teaching activities
4. Service to the scientific community:
Freshkills Park Science Advisory Committee, member, 2015-present; Staten Island Rare Bird and Checklist Committee, chair, 2008-present; Greenbelt Environmental Education and Nature Center Advisory Committee, Greenbelt Conservancy, member, 2015-present.
Collaborators: Naro-Maciel, E, College of Staten Island, Mehr, S, AMNH and Old Westbury SUNY, DeSalle, R, AMNH, Joyner, J, Brooklyn College, CUNY.
Graduate Advisor: Eugenia Naro-Maciel, College of Staten Island and Graduate Center, CUNY (doctoral advisor), Richard R. Veit, College of Staten Island and Graduate Center, CUNY (doctoral committee member), William Wallace, College of Staten Island and Graduate Center, CUNY (doctoral committee member).
2015 Audubon Magazine, New York’s Freshkills Gets A Epic Facelift
Staten Island Advance, Student scientist needs Islanders to jump into the pond
Happenings in the Sciences, College of Staten Island Researchers’ study Fresh Kill’s Ecological Recovery