Eugenia Naro-Maciel


Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies

Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University

Areas of Interest: Conservation genetics, Metagenomics, Conservation Biology, Urban Ecology


    2015-present Freshkills Science Advisory Committee, Freshkills Park (Staten Island)
    2015-2016 Advanced Science Research Center Joint Seed Program Grant, CUNY
    2015-2016 Professional Staff Congress Research Foundation Award, CUNY
    2013-present Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History
    2013-2015 College of Staten Island Provost Research Scholarship Award
    2009, 2010 Royal Caribbean Ocean Fund Grant
    2008, 2009 Regina Bauer Frankenberg Foundation for Animal Welfare Grant
    2004-2005 National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    1994-1995 U.S. Student Fulbright Grant

Teaching Statement: In the classroom I balance traditional instructional methods with active learning techniques. In my teaching I engage students, most recently in conservation biology, general biology, scientific communication, independent study, and community ecology classes. I foster a critical and scientific approach to learning, providing varied opportunities for student participation, and referring to compelling examples to illustrate broader issues. I focus on writing, organizational skills, evaluation, presentation, and the scientific process.


Naro-Maciel, Eugenia, Kristen M. Hart, Rossana Cruciata, and Nathan F. Putman. "DNA and Dispersal Models Highlight Constrained Connectivity in a Migratory Marine Megavertebrate." Ecography (2016): n. pag. Web

McFadden, Katherine W., Andrés Gómez, Eleanor J. Sterling, and Eugenia Naro-Maciel. "Potential Impacts of Historical Disturbance on Green Turtle Health in the Unique & Protected Marine Ecosystem of Palmyra Atoll (Central Pacific)." Marine Pollution Bulletin 89.1-2 (2014): 160-67. Web.

Naro-Maciel, Eugenia, Brendan N. Reid, S. Elizabeth Alter, George Amato, Karen A. Bjorndal, Alan B. Bolten, Meredith Martin, Campbell J. Nairn, Brian Shamblin, and Oscar Pineda-Catalan. "From Refugia to Rookeries: Phylogeography of Atlantic Green Turtles." Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 461 (2014): 306-16. Web.

Naro-Maciel, E., S. J. Gaughran, N. F. Putman, G. Amato, F. Arengo, P. H. Dutton, K. W. McFadden, E. C. Vintinner, and E. J. Sterling. "Predicting Connectivity of Green Turtles at Palmyra Atoll, Central Pacific: A Focus on MtDNA and Dispersal Modelling." Journal of The Royal Society Interface 11.93 (2014): 20130888. Web.

Putman, N. F., and E. Naro-Maciel. "Finding the 'lost Years' in Green Turtles: Insights from Ocean Circulation Models and Genetic Analysis." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280.1768 (2013): 20131468. Web.

Sterling, Eleanor J., Katherine W. McFadden, Katherine E. Holmes, Erin C. Vintinner, Felicity Arengo, and Eugenia Naro-Maciel. "Ecology and Conservation of Marine Turtles in a Central Pacific Foraging Ground." Chelonian Conservation and Biology 12.1 (2013): 2-16. Print.

Naro-Maciel, E., A. C. V. Bondioli, M. Martin, A. De Padua Almeida, C. Baptistotte, C. Bellini, M. A. Marcovaldi, A. J. B. Santos, and G. Amato. "The Interplay of Homing and Dispersal in Green Turtles: A Focus on the Southwestern Atlantic." Journal of Heredity 103.6 (2012): 792-805. Web.

Naro-Maciel, Eugenia, Brendan Reid, Katherine E. Holmes, Daniel R. Brumbaugh, Meredith Martin, and Rob DeSalle. "Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Variation in Spiny Lobsters: Population Expansion, Panmixia, and Divergence." Marine Biology Mar Biol 158.9 (2011): 2027-041. Web.

Naro-Maciel, Eugenia, Brendan Reid, Nancy N. Fitzsimmons, Minh Le, Rob DeSalle, and George Amato. "DNA Barcodes for Globally Threatened Marine Turtles: A Registry Approach to Documenting Biodiversity." Molecular Ecology Resources 10.2 (2010): 252-63. Web.

Naro-Maciel, Eugenia, Minh Le, Nancy N. Fitzsimmons, and George Amato. "Evolutionary Relationships of Marine Turtles: A Molecular Phylogeny Based on Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genes." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49.2 (2008): 659-62. Web.

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