Postdoctoral Research Associate of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona

Noah is an accomplished ecologist, having published his research in many high-profile scientific journals. Along with ecology research, his interdisciplinary record includes physics publications, two national book awards, ecology art installations, a nonprofit conservation organization that he founded, over two dozen popular press articles about his work, and over four dozen public talks (www.noahcharney.org). Noah's NSF-funded dissertation research examined the terrestrial ecology and conservation of pond-breeding amphibians, including work on the genetic complexities of a kleptogenetic lineage that hybridizes with two state-listed rare salamanders. He has also published on birds, mammals, turtles, trees and more.

Beyond researching ecology, Noah loves teaching natural history through various formats, including through college courses, public workshops, writing, photography, and video. With a commitment to bringing natural history back into academia, Noah's innovative teaching style which provides transformative experiences has been extremely popular among students. In 2010, he co-authored a field guide to invertebrate signs of North America (http://www.NorthernNaturalists.com/invert_tracks.html) which won two national awards, and his photographs from this project have been displayed in art galleries and newspapers. He also directs of a nonprofit which he founded with the purpose of protecting a forested corridor across Nashville, TN (www.radnor2river.org). To get a sense for a field walk with Noah, check out these youtube videos here: http://noahcharney.org/videos.html.

Experience

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona