Research scientist and administrator with interests and specialization in landscape ecology, stream and river ecology, geospatial technology, data visualizations, and science policy and communication.

Experience (selected)

Associate Director, Environmental Sciences Initiative, Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY (current)

Program Analyst, Integrative Organismal Systems Division, Biological Sciences Directorate, National Science Foundation (past)

Program Specialist, Emerging Frontiers Division, Biological Sciences Directorate, National Science Foundation (past)


Indiana University-Bloomington, PhD

University of Notre Dame, BS, MS


Bell, A., J. Caviglia-Harris, and A. Cak. 2015. Characterizing land-use change over space and time: Applying principal components analysis in the Brazilian Legal Amazon. Journal of Land Use Science 10(1):19-37. DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2013.832427. (first published online in 2013)

Brondizio, E.S., A.D. Cak, M. Caldas, C. Mena, R. Bilsborrow, C. T. Futemma, E. F. Moran, M. Batistella, and T. Ludewigs. 2009. Deforestation and Small Holders in Amazônia. Pages 117-143 in M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash, and P. Dias (eds.), Amazonia Change: A Synthesis of LBA Research. World Scientific Publishing (American Geophysical Union, Geophysical Monograph Series 186). DOI: 10.1029/GM186.

Cak, A.D. 2011. Appendix E. Analysis of committee of visitor (COV) reports to identify trends in merit review criteria. Pages 251-257 in National Science Board (authors). National Science Foundation’s Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions, December 14. National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.

Cak, A.D., D.T. Chaloner, and G.A. Lamberti. 2008. Effects of spawning salmon on dissolved nutrients and epilithon in coupled stream-estuary systems of southeastern Alaska. Aquatic Sciences 70:169-178. DOI: 10.1007/s00027-008-8090-5.

Cak, A.D., E.F. Moran, R. de O. Figueiredo, D. Lu, G. Li, and S. Hetrick. 2016. Urbanization and small household agricultural land use choices in the Brazilian Amazon and the role for the water chemistry of small streams. Journal of Land Use Science 11(2): 203-211. DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2015.1047909. (first published online in 2015)

Chaloner, D.T., G.A. Lamberti, A.D. Cak, N.L. Blair, and R.T. Edwards. 2007. Inter-annual variation in the ecological effects of Pacific salmon spawners on an Alaskan stream. Freshwater Biology 52:478-490. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2006.01715.x.

D'Antona, A.d.O., A.D. Cak, and T. Tartalha. 2008. Integrando desenhos e imagens de satélite no estudo de mudanças no uso e cobertura da terra. Ambiente e Sociedade XI(1):99-116. DOI: 10.1590/S1414-753X2008000100008.

D'Antona, A.d.O., A.D. Cak, and L.K. VanWey. 2008. Collecting sketch maps to understand property land use and land cover in large surveys. Field Methods 20:66-84. DOI: 10.1177/1525822X07309354.

D'Antona, A.d.O., L.K. VanWey, and A.D. Cak. 2007. Efeitos da escala da análise em estudos de mudança da cobertura da terra entre Santarém e Altamira, no Pará, Brasil. Pages 87-114 in D. Hogan, editor. Dinâmica Populacional e Mudança Ambiental: Cenários para o Desenvolvimento Brasileiro. NEPO, Unicamp, Campinas, SP, Brazil.

Da Silva Júnior, R.D., Á.d.O. D’Antona, and A.D. Cak. 2016. Do uso e cobertura da terra à experiência etnográfica: Croquis e eimagnes de satélite na Amazônia rural brasileira. Etnográfica. 20(3): 583-606. DOI: 10.4000/etnografica.4676.

Fekete, B.M., G. Kalene, and A.D. Cak. 2016. Energy footprint of urban services within building infrastructure. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering: Including Wind Energy and Building Energy Conservation. 139(1): 011006. DOI: 10.1115/1.4035151.

Vörösmarty, C.J., V. Rodríguez Osuna, A.D. Cak, P. Green, Z. Tessler, A. Bhaduri, S. Bunn, J. Gastelumendi, I. Harrison, R. Lawford, P.J. Marcotullio, M. McClain, R. McDonald, M. Palmer, R. Robarts, A. Szöllösi-Nagy, and S. Uhlenbrook. 2016. Framing notes to the High Level Panel on Water: Water-related environmental services. Submitted to the United Nations High Level Panel on Water.

Vörösmarty, C.J., V. Rodríguez Osuna, D.A. Koehler, P. Klop, J.D. Spengler, J.J. Buonocore, A.D. Cak, Z.D. Tessler, F. Corsi, P.A. Green, and R. Sánchez. 2018. Scientifically assess impacts of sustainable investments. Science 359(6375): 523-525. DOI: , 10.1126/science.aao3895.

Music, remix

Whodat. 2013. The Recovery EP. A2 - Shut Up and Dance (Tony Cak Derivative). Uzuri 019, Uzuri Recordings, London, UK.