Bird Terrestrial Biogeochemistry Research Group


Jeffrey A. Bird, PhD

Associate Professor, Queens College, CUNY

School of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Office: D-220 Science Bldg.

Labs: E-219, D-104, E-239 Science Bldg.

Queens College, CUNY

Phone: (718) 997-3332   



PhD, Soil Biogeochemistry, University of California, Davis, 2001

MS, Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont, 1992

BS, Soil Science, Cornell University, 1989

Doctoral Students

Brian Brigham

MS Ecology, UCSD


Earth & Environmental

Science PhD Program

The CUNY Graduate Center

Research focus: The biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of C cycling in estuarine ecosystems (Hudson River), with an emphasis on the role of anthropogenic C and N inputs on the ecosystem-level C exchange processes.

NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) Graduate Research Fellowship (2010-2012)

Advanced to candidacy, 2012


Emeriti (graduate students, postdocs)

Elizabeth Bisbee Rauch (MS, Queens College)

Pierre J. Hatton (Postdoctoral researcher)

Fernanda Santos (PhD, EES, The CUNY Graduate Center)

Mark Gormley

MS Agriculture/Soil Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA


Earth & Environmental

Science PhD Program

The CUNY Graduate Center

Research focus: Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of pyrogenic organic matter turnover and transport dynamics in a northern temperate forest ecosystem: effects of pyrolysis conditions and source wood type.


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Graduate Students (Rotations)

Alexis Brewer, PhD Student, EEB, The CUNY Graduate Center (Fall 2015 semester)

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Zachary Way (Fall 2015-present)

Paola Parra (Fall 2015-present)