Eric Wiener – Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Dr. Wiener earned his Ph. D. in Biology (Program in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics) at the University of Missouri – Saint Louis and his B. S in Wildlife Science at the Pennsylvania State University. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, for over 25 years Dr. Wiener has been actively involved in research and other scholarship related to forest restoration ecology and sustainable forest management by small landholders in Peruvian and Brazilian regions of the Amazon basin. Since joining the Ramapo College faculty in 2002, Dr. Wiener has been conducting extensive field research with strong student involvement about accelerated ecological change in forests of the New Jersey / New York Highlands. In recent years, Dr. Wiener has also been conducting field research about raptor migration via the Ramapo Mountains, and the restoration and ecology of native wildflower meadows. Dr. Wiener’s research interests also include sustainable landscaping and environmental stewardship.