Monica Palta

Monica Palta

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Environmental Studies NYC

Monica Palta

One Pace Plaza
| Office Hours: Tue 1:00pm-3:00pm,Fri 4:00pm-5:00pm


Faculty Bio

I am an urban ecologist studying wetland ecosystems.


PhD, Rutgers University
Ecology and Evolution

MS, University of Georgia

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Urban Ecosystems, Wetlands, Ecosystem Services, Nitrogen Cycling, Denitrification

Courses Taught

Past Courses

BIO 215: Urban Ecology
BMB 710: Research I
BMB 711: Research II
ENS 201: Fund. of Environmental Science
ENS 202: Fund. of Environmental Science
ENS 486: Rsrch in Envrnmntl Sci
ENS 622: Quantitative Analytical Meth
ENS 798: Tpc: Environmental Science
ENV 222: Environmental Chemistry
ENV 260: Climate Change
ENV 390: Internship In Enviro Studies
ENV 498: Mentoring Seminar
ENV 499: Senior Year Exp/Environmental

Publications and Presentations


Place-making, place-disruption, and place protection of urban blue spaces: perceptions of waterfront planning of a polluted urban waterbody
Toomey, A. H., Campbell, L., Johnson, M., Strehlau-Howay, L., , B. M., Thomas, C., Graham, T. & Palta, M. (2020). Local Environment. Vol 26 (Issue 8)

Academic Leaders Must Support Inclusive Scientific Communities During COVID-19
Maas, B., Grogan, K. E., Chirango, Y., Harris , N., Liévano-Latorre, L. F., McGuire, K. L., Moore, A. C., Ocampo-Ariza, C., Palta, M. M., Perfecto, I., Primack, R. B., Rowell, K., Sales, L., Santos-Silva, R., Aparecida Silva, R., Sterling, E. J., Vieira, R. R., Wyborn, C. & Toomey, A. H. (2020). Nature Ecology & Evolution. Vol 4 , pages 997–998.