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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

Spring 2021

Office Hours

Spring 2021

Office Hours

Spring 2021

Tue 2:00pm-3:30pm

Wed 3:00pm-5:00pm

Thu 2:00pm-3:30pm


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.

Awards and Honors

2020 - PAVDF Periclean Faculty Leader Award
2019 - Bronze Medal, Jefferson Awards for Public Service


Are Coyotes “Natural”? Differences in Perceptions of Coyotes Among Urban and Suburban Park Users
Manzolillo, B. R., Henger, C. S., Graham, T., Hall, N. & Toomey, A. H. (2014, March 27). Cities and the Environment. Vol 12 (Issue 2) , pages 1--18.

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

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

Developing effective wellbeing indicators for people and nature: how biocultural approaches can facilitate sustainable management of social-ecological systems
Sterling, E., Sigouin, A., Betley, E., Pascua, P., Rivera, C., Toomey, A. H. & Gazit, N. (2019).

Assessing the evidence for stakeholder engagement in biodiversity conservation
Sterling, E. J., Betley, E., Sigouin, A., Gomez, A., Toomey, A. H., Cullman, G., Malone, C., Pekor, A., Arengo, F., Blair, M. & others, . (2018). Biological conservation. Vol 209 , pages 159--171.

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

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

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

Writing History in the Present: The implications of localized forms of science in Latin America for a postcolonial world
Toomey, A. H. (2017). 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

Assessing the evidence of stakeholder engagement in biodiversity conservation
Toomey, A. H., Sterling, E., Sigouin, A., Gomez, A. & Betley, E. (2017, March 15). Biological Conservation. Vol 209 , pages 159-171.


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


Massive Science [Magazine], 2020
"Scientists are producing data without sharing it with people who actually need it." https://massivesci.com/articles/papers-conservation-science-communication-community-outreach/

ABC Future Tense Podcast [Radio], 2020
“Reinventing research – Part Two: Impact, outputs, and the US National Research Cloud.” https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/reinventing-research-%E2%80%93-part-two:-impact,-outputs,-and-the-us-na/12653908

The Conversation [Internet], 2019
Redefining 'impact' so research can help real people right away, even before becoming a journal article. https://theconversation.com/redefining-impact-so-research-can-help-real-people-right-away-even-before-becoming-a-journal-article-94219

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