Gregory P. Dietl
Dietl serves as the Director of Collections at PRI. He is a paleoecologist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University.
Dr. Dietl's research approach is at the interface between ecology and evolutionary paleoecology and is very much interdisciplinary in nature, integrating interests across diverse fields of organismal and theoretical biology. His work contributes to a growing conceptual understanding of the conditions promoting coevolutionary dynamics between species, particularly predator-prey interactions. His ultimate goal is to look to the structure of ecological systems in nature for insights into the consequences of solutions proposed for some of today's most pressing societal problems.
With this long-term goal in mind, a major focus of his current research program centers on efforts in the rapidly developing field of Conservation Paleobiology--a new subdiscipline in paleontology that applies geohistorical data to the conservation of biological diversity and ecosystem services.
Selected Awards and Honors
- Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Faculty Fellow 2015
- Gaylord Donnelley Environmental Fellowship (Yale University) 2004
- Ph D (Zoology), North Carolina State University, 2002