Dr. Neill works collaboratively with a diverse array of partners. In the Amazon, he works with the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) to study how the intensification of farming practices change greenhouse gas emissions and runoff from watersheds into streams.
In Massachusetts, he works with the Buzzards Bay Coalition on monitoring the impacts of nutrient pollution in coastal waters, and with BiodiversityWorks and the Native Plant Trust on backyard biodiversity. His work on the science behind restoring cranberry bogs to natural habitat involves state and federal agencies, the Town of Falmouth, and Coonamessett River Trust. He is also part of a coastal grasslands restoration initiative involving The Nature Conservancy, The Trustees of Reservations, Cape Cod National Seashore, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, as well as private landowners.
Dr. Neill is dedicated to giving ecology a voice in public discourse. He is a sought-after speaker, is frequently quoted by the media, and writes a monthly column for the Falmouth Enterprise—a habit he first developed writing columns for the Cornell Daily Sun as an undergraduate. His writing often features birds, which are a personal passion.