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Eric WienerAssociate Professor of Environmental Science

Year Joined RCNJ: 2002

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7728
  • Email: ewiener@ramapo.edu
  • Office: G-417
  • Office Hours: TF 7:00-8:00 a.m. in SSEC

Education:

  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri – Saint Louis

Courses Offered:

  • General Ecology
  • Research Design and Statistics
  • Avian Ecology
  • Ecological Field Research
  • Natural Resources, Processes and Management

Teaching Interest:

  • Ecology
  • Field research
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Conservation biology
  • Applied statistics for environmental and life sciences

Research Interest:

  • Temperate forest health and dynamics
  • Tropical forest succession, restoration, sustainable use and management by small landholders (primary focus on Amazon basin)
  • Avian ecology and conservation
  • Restoration and ecology of native wildflower meadows
  • Sustainable landscapes
  • Environmental Stewardship

Recent Publications:

  • Guerra Pinedo, P. C., Pacheco Gómez, T., Wiener, E. 2016. Sobrevivencia y crecimiento de plantones de Hymenaea oblongifolia Huber “azúcar huayo” bajo dos métodos de transplante en tres tipos de habitats. (Survivorship and growth of Hymenaea oblongifolia Huber (“azúcar huayo”) seedlings under two transplant techniques in plantation, secondary forest and old-growth forest habitats.) Scientific article associated with Post-Graduate Forest Engineering Thesis, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana, Iquitos, Loreto, Peru.
  • Paredes Rengifo, J. F., Pacheco Gómez, T., Wiener, E. 2016. Quillosisales y su manejo en bosques secundarios de Tamshiyacu – Loreto, Perú. (Management of Quillosiza (Erisma bicolor Ducke) stands in secondary forests of Tamshiyacu, Loreto, Peru.) Scientific article associated with Post-Graduate Forest Engineering Thesis, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana, Iquitos, Loreto, Peru.
  • Llerena Pisango, E. S., Pacheco Gómez, T., Wiener, E. 2015. Enriquecimiento de un bosque secundario en la Amazonía Occidental con once especies arbóreas nativas. (Reintroduction of eleven native tree species in a secondary forest in the western Amazon.) Scientific article associated with Post-Graduate Forest Engineering Thesis, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana, Iquitos, Loreto, Peru.
  • Vásquez Garrate, J. D., Tello Espinoza, R., T., Wiener, E., Chota Inuma, J. 2014. Relaciones alométricas del diámetro, altura y copa de especies arbóreas según su tolerancia a la sombra y sus estratos verticales en bosques de Tamshiyacu, Loreto, Perú. (Allometric relationships among trunk diamter, total height and canopy traits according to shade-tolerance and vertical stratum of tree species in forests near Tamshiyacu, Loreto, Peru.) Scientific article associated with Post-Graduate Forest Engineering Thesis, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana, Iquitos, Loreto, Peru.
  • Wiener, E. M.  2010.  Ecological research and the management of young successional forests: a case study on the reintroduction of native tree species on a terra firme site in Northeastern Peru. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 29(6):571-590.
  • Selected list of conference abstracts (reverse chronological order):
  • Finocchio, M., Wiener, E. 2016. Tree mortality, canopy openings and plant species composition in a hardwood forest of the New Jersey Highlands. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Mayberry, M., Wiener, E. 2016. A native wildflower meadow at Ramapo College of New Jersey: establishment, maintenance and data from the first two years. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Batren, Z., Wiener, E. 2016. Two Fall seasons of raptor migration data from the Ramapo Mountains: helping understand regional trends. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Ramirez, S. D., Stewart, K. M., Wiener, E. M., Stein, J. T., Padhy, S. 2016. Utilizing a voluntary certification program to encourage sea turtle stewardship and minimize the negative impacts of tourism in St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies. International Marine Conservation Congress, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  • Bara, D., Wiener, E. 2015. Spatial distribution of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) seedlings and saplings in a forest tract along the highest ridge of the New Jersey Highlands. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Adrion, L., Wiener, E. 2014. Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) health across habitat gradients in the presence of woolly adelgids (Adelges tsugae). Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter, University Park, Maryland, USA.
  • Wlodawski, B., Myers, A., Wiener, E. 2014. Severe weather and tree mortality in a mixed hardwood forest of the New Jersey Highlands. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter, University Park, Maryland, USA.
  • Massoca, P. E. S., Nogueira, C. L. B., Bentos, T. V., Wiener, E. M., Mesquita, R. C. G. 2012.  Land use intensity affects biomass accumulation in Amazonian secondary forests. Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
  • Wiener, E. M., Clark, M., Farrell, M., Rodgers, K., Camargo, K., Burke, S. Capozzi, Coraggio, P., Sposato, N., Jones, J., McArdle, M., Ratajczak, M, Zalme, O.  2011.  Differences in forest dynamics across ridge sites in the New Jersey Highlands. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Montclair, New Jersey, USA.
  • Zalme, O., Ratajczak, M., Newhouse, M. Wiener, E.  2011.  Microhabitat use by songbirds on a capped landfill during three autumn migration seasons. Annual Meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
  • Klein, M., Wiener, E. M.  2009.  Tree selection by foraging, male red-eyed vireos (Vireo olivaceus) in a New Jersey Highlands forest.  Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Ewing, New Jersey, USA.
  • Farrell, M., Wiener, E. M. 2007. Impacts of tree seedling browsing by white-tailed deer on forest dynamics in the New Jersey and New York Highlands.  Annual Meeting of the Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Bronx, New York, USA.
More about Eric M. Wiener

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.

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