Jonathan Townsend


BS: Environmental Science, 2005, SUNY Fredonia

MS: Biology, 2014, SUNY Fredonia

Research Interests:

Bat Ecology and Conservation, Microplastics, GIS

Recent Courses Taught: 

Environmental Biology

Introductory Ecology and Evolution

Principles of Biology 1 Lab

Principles of Biology 2 Lab

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


Jonathan holds a BS in Environmental Science and an MS in Biology, both from SUNY Fredonia. He is currently working towards a doctorate degree in the Department of Geography. His research focuses on the potential impacts that plastic pollution has on bats and their insect prey from a biogeographical perspective. In addition to being a PhD student, he also works as a Research Assistant with the University at Buffalo, he is the Manager of Conservation and Restoration at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Co-Owner of Royal Fern Nursery, and he also sits on the Board of Directors at Greystone Nature Preserve. He has worked in a number of environmental and biological fields, including environmental education, nonprofit land trusts, academic education and research, environmental consulting, and governmental regulatory agencies. Jonathan is passionate about bat biology, land conservation, and botany.