Gregory J. Newman, PhD.

Research Scientist/Scholar II

Natural Resource Ecology Lab

Fields of Expertise

Data, GIS, and Modeling, Ecology, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Science Communication

Areas of Interest

Citizen Science, Community-Based Monitoring, Designing and evaluating data management systems for socio-ecological research, Assessing the value of local and traditional ecological knowledge for conservation and education outcomes


Dr. Newman is a research scientist, ecologist, and informatics specialist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) at Colorado State University (CSU). He is director of He received his PhD from CSU in citizen science, community-based monitoring, and ecological informatics. His current research focuses on designing and evaluating the effectiveness of cyber-infrastructure support systems for citizen science programs. Greg strives to create innovative ecological data management and visualization solutions to help communities solve place-based environmental challenges. He is co-chair of the Citizen Science Association (CSA) Data and Metadata Working Group and served as the inaugural board chair of the CSA board of directors.