Instructor: Ellen Pehek
Ellen Pehek is an ecologist with over 25 years of experience conducting ecological surveys, conservation-oriented research and protection work in natural areas. Ellen received a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Rutgers University, with a thesis on amphibian community ecology.
She worked for federal and state wildlife and land management agencies as well as conservation non-profits in New Jersey, Oregon, Arizona and Texas before spending 21 years at NYC Parks & Recreation's Natural Resources Group as a Wildlife Biologist and Research Ecologist. During this time Ellen studied and strove to protect the many ecosystems found in New York City, including salt marshes, freshwater wetlands, streams, forests and meadows.