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Environmental Faculty in Collaborating Departments

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Applied Ecology:

James Bever (Biology), Assistant Professor, Email
Ecology and evolution of plants and fungi

Eduardo S. Brondizio (Anthropology), Email
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology
Assistant Director, Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT)
Land use, human ecology, agricultural and agroforestry intensification, Amazon Caboclo colonists, remote sensing applications in anthropology and ecology, enthobotany, secondary succession, landscape ecology and global environmental change

Keith Clay (Biology), Professor, Email
Plant ecology; co-evolution; plant/fungal interactions

Clara Cotten, (Biology)
Aquatic biology; paleolimnology; indexing of key species for environmental assessment

Spencer Hall (Biology), Assistant Professor, Email
Ecology of infectious disease and food web interactions in freshwater environments.

Ellen Ketterson (Biology), Professor and Co-Director, Email
Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior
Avian biology; avian migration; mating systems and parental care; hormones and behavior; physiological mechanisms underlying trade-offs in life histories; using hormones to explore adaptation; dominance and aggression; population dynamics during the non-breeding season

Emilio Moran (Anthropology), Email
James H. Rudy Professor of Anthropology and Director, ACT; Co-Director, CIPEC; Professor of Environmental Science (SPEA)
Tropical ecosystem ecology, Amazon Basin, secondary successional forests, human ecology

Richard Phillips (Biology), Assistant Professor, Email
Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry: Consequences of Human-Accelerated Environmental Change on Plant-Soil-Microbial Interactions and Carbon and Nutrient Dynamics.

Heather Reynolds (Biology), Assistant Professor, Email
Plant community ecology; plant-microbe interactions

Maxine Watson (Biology), Professor, Email
Plant developmental ecology, dynamic interaction between development and patterns of resource uptake and use, investigations of genetic variation is examined through a combination of common garden, reciprocal transplant, and greenhouse studies especially of perennial clonal systems, particularly the mayapple, podophyllum peltatum, plant mycorrhizal interactions

Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology and Risk Assessment:

Gary Hieftje (Chemistry), Email
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Robert and Marjorie Mann Chair, Chemistry Department
Distinguished Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Development of spectrochemical measurements and instrumentation

James Klaunig, School of Medicine, Email
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology) Robert B. Forney Professor of Toxicology, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Director of the Division of Toxicology
Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which a natural and synthetic chemicals may induce or prevent cancer and secondly, the study of the effects of environmental agents on hepatic toxicity and carcinogenesis

Water Resources:
Primary Faculty

Greg Olyphant, Associate Professor, Email
Geologic Sciences and Geography
Environmental geology; instrumentation for intensive site monitoring numerical/statistical modeling of geospatial data; modeling of wetland hydrology

Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management:

John Strait Applegate (Law), Email
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law
IU Vice President for Planning and Policy
Environmental risk assessment and policy analysis, regulation of toxic substances and public participation in environmental decisions, and international Environmental Law

Robert L. Fischman (Law), Email | Full Vita (pdf)
Professor of Law, Adjunct Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs
Public lands management, endangered species recovery, biological diversity protection, environmental impact analysis, global climate change, administrative appeals, and property interests, water law.

Elinor Ostrom (Political Science), Email
Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science
Co-director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
Problems involving collective goods and common-pool resource systems, and how various types of institutions enhance or detract from the capabilities of individuals to achieve equitable, workable, efficient solutions, Problems of collective action related to forests, fisheries, grazing areas, agricultural lands, and water systems, Impacts of diverse institutional arrangements on forest conditions and on global environmental change.

W. William Weeks (Law), Email
Adjunct Professor of Law and Director, Conservation Law Clinic
Natural Resource conservation and biodiversity, Conservation law clinic

Stephen Wolter, Executive Director, Email
Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands
Assistant Professor (part-time), HPER
Park, public lands and asset management, leadership and technology issues in recreation and park management

Atmospheric Sciences:

Rebecca Barthelmie, (Geography), Email
Professor, Atmospheric Science and Sustainability
Renewable energy, atmospheric chemistry, and climate change

Ben Brabson, (Physics), Email
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Environmental physics, wind energy and wind speed analysis, climate changes

Constance Brown, (Geography), Email
Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Science Program
Surface-atmosphere exchange processes in transitional/changing and semi-arid ecosystems

Danilo Dragoni, (Geography), Email
Assistant Scientist in Geography
Biosphere-atmosphere interactions (exchange of CO2, water vapor, and energy between forests and the atmosphere)

Sara Pryor, (Geography), Email
Professor, Atmospheric Science Program
Atmospheric chemistry and biogeochemical cycling as well as physical climatology/climate change and variability

Faiz Rahman, (Geography), Email
Associate Professor of Geography
Large-area carbon cycles, remote sensing modeling of ecosystem fluxes, geo-informatics

Scott Robeson, (Geography), Email
Professor and Chair, Department of Geography
Climate change, statistical climatology, applied climatology

Biogeochemistry:

Simon Brassel, Professor and Chair, Email
Geological Sciences
Biogeochemical responses to climatic and environmental change; abundance and isotopic composition of organic matter in sediments

Lisa Pratt , Professor of Geological Sciences, Email
Biogeochemistry, stable isotopic and organic geochemical studies of sediments

Environmental Law:

John Strait Applegate (Law), Email
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law
IU Vice President for Planning and Policy
Environmental risk assessment and policy analysis, regulation of toxic substances and public participation in environmental decisions, and international Environmental Law

Robert L. Fischman (Law), Email
Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs
Public lands management, endangered species recovery, biological diversity protection, environmental impact analysis, global climate change, administrative appeals, and property interests, water law.

W. William Weeks (Law), Email
Adjunct Professor of Law and Director, Conservation Law Clinic
Natural Resource conservation and biodiversity, Conservation law clinic 

Forest Science and Policy:

Eduardo S. Brondizio (Anthropology), Email
Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology
Adjunct Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Associate Director, Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT)
Land use, human ecology, agricultural and agroforestry intensification, Amazon Caboclo colonists, remote sensing applications in anthropology and ecology, enthobotany, secondary succession, landscape ecology and global environmental change.

Tom Evans (Geography), Email
Associate Professor of Geography
GIS: Landcover Change Analysis and Modeling, Human-Environment Interactions

Emilio F. Moran (Anthropology), Email
Rudy Professor of Anthropology
Professor of Environmental Sciences
Adjunct Professor of Geography
Director: ACT (Anthropological Center For Training and Research on Global Environmental Change), Co-Director: CIPEC (Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change)
Ecological Anthropology; Research Methods; Tropical Ecology and Resource Management, and Demography

Elinor Ostrom (Political Science), Email
Professor of Political Science
Co-director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
Problems involving collective goods and common-pool resource systems, and how various types of institutions enhance or detract from the capabilities of individuals to achieve equitable, workable, efficient solutions, Problems of collective action related to forests, fisheries, grazing areas, agricultural lands, and water systems, Impacts of diverse institutional arrangements on forest conditions and on global environmental change.

Catherine M. Tucker (Anthropology), Email
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Mesoamerica Research Coordinator, Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC),
Ecological Anthropology, Political Ecology, Community Forestry, Collective Action, Common Property, Economic Development, Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, Latin America