The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
1 Park Place, Suite 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
Dr. Judy Che-Castaldo is broadly interested in applying ecological concepts to management and conservation issues. Her current work at SESYNC focuses on endangered species recovery. Judy's project seeks to develop a threat classification scheme, apply the scheme to compile a database of anthropogenic threats for a set of well-studied species, and synthesize these data with existing biological and demographic data to link specific human-induced threats and biological traits to species extinction risk. She holds a PhD in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics from the University of Maryland.