Women in Ecology
Celebrating Women Ecologists at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub
By Amy Wu
In early 2024, we will be launching a series of stories that celebrate women ecologists conducting research at the Farm Hub. Every month we will spotlight one woman and her story in a multimedia format that includes still photography and short video. For the videos we partnered with Oceans 8 Films, a Hudson Valley-based film production company that focuses on environmentally conscious films.
The women featured in the short films come with a diversity of backgrounds, experience, and research expertise – from insect ecology and botany to soil microbiology. All are members of or have worked directly with our Applied Farmscape Ecology Program and the program’s Applied Farmscape Ecology Research Collaborative. In the series, they discuss their research, their career paths and what continues to drive them, including a shared belief that strength in numbers can translate to more women in leadership and decision making positions in the field.
The featured ecologists from the Applied Farmscape Ecology Research Collaborative are as follows:
Anne Bloomfield, Wildlife Biologist, Applied Farmscape Ecology Program Manager, Hudson Valley Farm Hub
Carmen Greenwood, Conservation Biologist and Insect Ecologist, Associate Professor at SUNY Cobleskill
Claudia Knab-Vispo, Botanist, Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program
Meg Rumplick, Biology Field Technician, Hudsonia Ltd.
Shannon Ryan, Biologist, Bard College, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Teresa Dorado, Ecologist, Applied Farmscape Ecology Program Coordinator, Hudson Valley Farm Hub
Stay tuned this winter to learn more about women in the field of ecology and to celebrate the stories of these inspiring researchers!