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Anne Toomey

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Environmental Studies and Science

  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza Y34-2
Office Hours
New York City

Tue 3:30pm-5:30pm

Wed 2:30pm-5:30pm

(by appointment)


Anne is an interdisciplinary conservation scientist who is interested in how people connect to their natural environment and the role of scientific research in supporting that connection. Currently she holds the post of Assistant Professor at Pace University's Department of Environmental Studies and Science, where she teaches courses on sustainability and multiple environmental perspectives. Her most recent research focuses on the links between citizen science, civic environmental stewardship, and sense of place along urban waterfronts. Anne received her Ph.D. in Human Geography from Lancaster University in the UK, her Masters in Sustainable Development and Natural Resources from American University, and her B.A. in Political Science and Communications from the University of Rhode Island.


Toomey, A. H., Alvaro, Mar\'\ia Eugenia Copa, ., Aiello-Lammens, M. E., Cossio, O. L. & Barlow, J. (2019). A question of dissemination: Assessing the practices and implications of research in tropical landscapes. Ambio. Vol 48 (Issue 1) , pages 35--47.

Manzolillo, B. R., Henger, C. S., Graham, T., Hall, N. & Toomey, A. H. (2019). Are Coyotes “Natural”? Differences in Perceptions of Coyotes Among Urban and Suburban Park Users. Cities and the Environment. Vol 12 (Issue 2) , pages 1--18.

Maas, B., Toomey, A. & Loyola, R. (2019). Exploring and expanding the spaces between research and implementation in conservation science. Biological Conservation. Vol 240

Toomey, A. H. (2019). The Making of a Conservation Landscape: Towards a Practice of Interdependence.

Sterling, E., Sigouin, A., Betley, E., Pascua, P., Rivera, C., Toomey, A. H. & Gazit, N. (2018). Developing effective wellbeing indicators for people and nature: how biocultural approaches can facilitate sustainable management of social-ecological systems.

Sterling, E. J., Betley, E., Sigouin, A., Gomez, A., Toomey, A. H., Cullman, G., Malone, C., Pekor, A., Arengo, F., Blair, M. & others, . (2017). Assessing the evidence for stakeholder engagement in biodiversity conservation. Biological conservation. Vol 209 , pages 159--171.

Sterling, E. J., Filardi, C., Toomey, A. H., Sigouin, A., Betley, E., Gazit, N., Newell, J., Albert, S., Alvira, D., Bergamini, N. & others, . (2017). Biocultural approaches to well-being and sustainability indicators across scales. Nature ecology \& evolution. Vol 1 (Issue 12) , pages 1798--1806.

Evans, M. C., Davila, F., Toomey, A. H. & Wyborn, C. (2017). Embrace complexity to improve conservation decision making. Nature ecology \& evolution. Vol 1 (Issue 11) , pages 1588.

Toomey, A. H., Knight, A. T. & Barlow, J. (2017). Navigating the space between research and implementation in conservation. Conservation Letters. Vol 10 (Issue 5) , pages 619--625.

Toomey, A. H. (2017, March 15). Writing History in the Present: The implications of localized forms of science in Latin America for a postcolonial world. Alternautas. http://www.alternautas.net/blog/2017/3/15/part-1-writing-history-in-the-present-the-implications-of-localized-forms-of-science-in-latin-america-for-a-postcolonial-world

Toomey, A. H., Sterling, E., Sigouin, A., Gomez, A. & Betley, E. (2017, February). Assessing the evidence of stakeholder engagement in biodiversity conservation. Biological Conservation. Vol 209 , pages 159-171.

Toomey, A. H. (2016). What happens at the gap between knowledge and practice? Spaces of encounter and misencounter between environmental scientists and local people.. Ecology and Society. Vol 21 (Issue 2) http://https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol21/iss2/art28/


Please visit my personal research website at: https://www.environmentalintersections.org/

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