Staff profile

Kristen Haynes

Assistant Director


Rice Creek Field Station
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Outreach, public programming, equipment & collections management, Canal Forest Restoration Project

Prior Field Station Experience

  • Business Manager, Cranberry Lake Biological Station, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) (2015–2018)
  • Research Fellow, Cranberry Lake Biological Station, ESF (2017)
  • Graduate Assistant (Teaching & Research), Adirondack Ecological Center, ESF Newcomb Campus (2016)


Field biology, ecology, conservation, genetics, sustainability, botany, ethics of nature/science, environmental studies.


Haynes, K.R., Friedman, J., Stella, J.C., & Leopold, D.J. (2021). Assessing climate change tolerance and the niche breadth‑range size hypothesis in rare and widespread alpine plants. Oecologia Full Text

Berend, K., Haynes, K., & MacKenzie, C. M. (2019). Common garden experiments as a dynamic tool for ecological studies of alpine plants and communities in northeastern North America. Rhodora121(987), 174-212. URL: Full Text


PhD, Ecology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2019
BS, Natural Resources, Cornell University
Certificate in University Teaching, Syracuse University
Certified Interpretive Guide, National Association for Interpretation