Conrad Vispo received his PhD in Wildlife Ecology from University of Wisconsin, MS in Wildlife Ecology from Indiana State University, and BS in Wildlife Ecology from Cornell University. He is currently adjunct faculty at the Cornell University Department of Horticulture and the wildlife ecologist at the Farmscape Ecology Program..
Before returning to Columbia County, where he grew up, Conrad conducted ecological research on a variety of organisms, including mammals, birds and fish in various places, including the woods of northern Wisconsin and tropical Venezuela. Conrad’s recent focus is on agroecology, studying what habitats farmland can provide for native species and, in turn, what those native species can provide to farming. Conrad’s passion is understanding historical and modern patterns of animal (including human) ecology on the land.
Conrad is author of The Nature of Place—A History of Living with the Land in Columbia County, NY.