Anthony D. Cak, PhD is the Associate Director of the Environmental Sciences Initiative. His work involves overseeing the operations and management of the Initiative, including management of laboratory facilities and work to build and foster research collaborations across CUNY.
Dr. Cak received his PhD in 2011 from Indiana University-Bloomington. His dissertation focused on the impacts of deforestation and urban development on the water chemistry of small streams in the Brazilian Amazon, in and near the city of Altamira in the state of Pará. His research interests include ecosystem ecology, stream and river ecology, geospatial technology, data visualizations, and science policy and communication. He received his BS and MS in 2002 and 2005, respectively, from the University of Notre Dame.
Prior to joining the ASRC, Dr. Cak was a Program Analyst in the Integrative Organismal Systems Division of the Biological Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation, and before that, a Program Specialist in the Emerging Frontiers Division of the Biological Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation.