Matthew Aiello-Lammens

Matthew Aiello-Lammens

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Environmental Studies and Science
Room 102
Environmental Center
| Office Hours: Mon 10:00am-12:00pm,Tue 4:00pm-5:00pm,Wed 10:00am-12:00pm


Faculty Bio

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 University, New York, New York, 2003

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

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

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ENS 511: Plant Ecology and Conservation
ENS 610: Environmental Science I
ENS 623: Research & Statistical Methods
ENS 772: Thesis Preparation
ENS 792: Rsrch in Envrnmntl Sci I
ENS 793: Rsrch in Envrnmntl Sci II
ENS 798: Tpc: Environmental Science
ENV 100: Water, Wildlife and Windmills
ENV 110: Nature & Culture: Connections
ENV 221: Envrmntl Sci: Web of Life
ENV 498: Mentoring Seminar
ENV 499: Senior Year Exp/Environmental
EP 603: Envrnmntl Sci for Policymakers
EP 610: Cntmpry Issues in EP: Capstone
ESP 610: Prncples of Envrnmntl Sci
ESP 792: Research 1
LAW 802: Science for Env. Lawyers
MAT 141: Intro Stats for the Life Sci

Publications and Presentations


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

Local management in a regional context: Simulations with process-based species distribution models
Szewczyk, T. M., Lee, T., Ducey, M. J., Aiello-Lammens, M. E., Bibaud, H. & Allen, J. M. (2019). Ecological Modelling. Vol 413 , pages 108827.

Pumas as ecosystem engineers: ungulate carcasses support beetle assemblages in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Barry, J. M., Elbroch, L. M., Aiello-Lammens, M. E., Sarno, R. J., Seelye, L., Kusler, A., Quigley, H. B. & Grigione, M. M. (2019). Oecologia. Vol 189 (Issue 3) , pages 577--586.

Statistical Methods for Modeling Traits
Aiello-Lammens, M. E. & Silander, Jr, J. A. (2019). Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics. , pages 371.


Combining Natural History Collections and Field Observations to Understand Species invasions
Aiello-Lammens, M. E. (2019, January 30). Annual NYC Restoration Practitioners Meeting. NYS DEC,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

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