Ginger Allington is an Assistant Professor of Biogeography in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at Cornell University.
Her research explores why and how ecosystems change in response to changes in management and climate, and what this means for the future resilience of social-ecological systems. She uses tools from ecology, social science, and remote sensing to examine the causes and consequences of land degradation, primarily in arid rangeland systems.
In addition to her research, Dr. Allington also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Biogeography, Landscape Ecology, and Social-ecological System theory. Dr. Allington received her Ph.D. in Biology (Ecology & Evolution) from Saint Louis University in 2012. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and at the University of Michigan. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Allington worked for a variety of non-profit conservation organizations on stewardship and ecosystem restoration projects.
Research areas: social-ecological systems, remote sensing, community ecology, land cover change, rangelands