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Matthew Aiello-Lammens

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Environmental Studies and Science

  • @Pleasantville
    Environmental Center Classroom Building, Room 102
Office Hours

Mon 1:30pm-3:30pm

Tue (by appointment)

Wed 3:00pm-5:00pm


I am a ecologist with interests in conservation biology, plant ecology, demography, community dynamics, and quantitative methods. I am also dedicated to protecting natural places and biodiversity.


PhD , Stony Brook University , Stony Brook, New York , 2014
Ecology and Evolution

BA , Columbia Univesity , New York, New York , 2003


Merow, C., Allen, J. M., Aiello-Lammens, M. E. & Silander, J. A. (2016). Improving niche and range estimates with Maxent and point process models by integrating spatially explicit information. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Vol 25 (Issue 8) , pages 1022–1036.

Aiello-Lammens, M. E., Slingsby, J. A., Merow, C., Mollmann, H. K., Euston-Brown, D., Jones, C. S. & Silander, J. A. (2016). Processes of community assembly in an environmentally heterogeneous, high biodiversity region. Ecography.

Aiello-Lammens, M. E., Boria, R. A., Radosavljevic, A., Vilela, B. & Anderson, R. P. (2015). SpThin: an R package for spatial thinning of species occurrence records for use in ecological niche models. Ecography. Vol 38 (Issue 5) , pages 541–545.

Cahill, A. E., Aiello-Lammens, M. E., Caitlin Fisher-Reid, M., Hua, X., Karanewsky, C. J., Ryu, H. Y., Sbeglia, G. C., Spagnolo, F., Waldron, J. B. & Wiens, J. J. (2014). Causes of warm-edge range limits: systematic review, proximate factors and implications for climate change. Journal of Biogeography. Vol 41 (Issue 3) , pages 429–442.

Pearson, R. G., Stanton, J. C., Shoemaker, K. T., Aiello-Lammens, M. E., Ersts, P. J., Horning, N., Fordham, D. A., Raxworthy, C. J., Ryu, H. Y., McNees, J. & others, . (2014). Life history and spatial traits predict extinction risk due to climate change. Nature Climate Change. Vol 4 (Issue 3) , pages 217–221.


Aiello-Lammens, M. E. (2017, November 14). Downstate Recreation Conference. Do I belong here? Managing non-native invasive species. New York State Recreation and Park Society, Westchester, New York

Aiello-Lammens, M. E. (2017, November 7). Examining Patterns and Processes of the Invasion of Frangula alnus With An Integrated Model Framework. Torrey Botanical Society, New York Botanical Garden


Ecology, plant ecology, invasion biology, global change biology, quantitative ecology

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Aiello-Lammens, M. E. & Cronin, J. (2016, June 1). Culvert Management Planning for Amphibian and Reptile Connectivity.
Hudson River Estuary Program , State , $48,520.00 . Funded,Protection of ecosystems and key species within the Hudson River Estuary's watershed is one “benefit” of implementing the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda. Natural resource management planning is a key component of protecting those ecosystems. This includes planning for protection of specific species, groups of species, and specific habitats. We propose to develop an adaptive management plan for prioritizing culvert maintenance actions to enhance connectivity of amphibian habitat, survival of amphibian species, and manage drainage during precipitation events.


  • New York Flora Association , September 15 , 2015
  • Torrey Botanical Society , September 15 , 2015
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science , September 1 , 2015
  • Ecological Society of America [Chair of Early Career Ecologists Section] 2007
  • Society for Conservation Biology 2007


  • Masters of Science in Environmental Science Program [Other]
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