Dr. Richard Karty
Urban Ecologist, Water Working Group of the BUND (German Association for Environmental and Nature Conservation) Berlin chapter
Richard is an urban ecologist and speaker of the Water Working Group of the BUND (German Association for Environmental and Nature Conservation) Berlin chapter. In New York City he was on the faculty of The New School as an Andrew Mellon Fellow, where he taught and conducted research on urban ecosystems and their restoration in a partnership with MillionTreesNYC, a municipal afforestation program. At the environmental consulting firm GZA Geoenvironmental, also in New York, he was project manager for green infrastructure and nature-based solutions for stormwater management and climate adaptation. Prior to that he was a researcher at the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications.
He has a doctorate in forest ecology from Yale University’s joint program with the New York Botanical Garden, an M.S. in plant biology from New York University, also a joint program with the New York Botanical Garden, and a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media Studies from Brown University. His ecosystem field research experience includes rain forests in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Belize.