Novem started at NYC Parks in 2013 as the lab manager & research ecologist at the NYC Urban Field Station and became Senior Scientist in 2016. She guides conservation, research, and monitoring priorities for the Division of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources. She leads a team of ecologists who are tasked with monitoring and assessing NYC Parks’s natural resources, advising on natural resources protection and conservation, and using research and monitoring to inform adaptive management. She continues to be a part of the NYC Urban Field Station and has worked with the U.S. Forest Service on a variety of ecological and social science research projects. Although she started off as a ecosystem ecologist, she now considers herself to be a boundary spanner -- bridging the gap between science and implementation and figuring out how to make environmental decision-making more inclusive and transdisciplinary.
NYC Parks -- Department of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources
Queens, New York
Personal pronouns: She, her, hers