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Ecology Faculty 

Peter Adler

Peter Adler  

Wildland Resources
Associate Professor 

Community ecology, population ecology, theory, climate change, global change


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Diane G. Alston

Diane Alston 

Biology
Professor and Co-Director Graduate Program 

Integrated pest management, insect ecology, plant-insect interactions

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Anne J. Anderson

Anne J. Anderson  

Biology
Professor 

Molecular basis of plant-microbe interactions




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Trisha Atwood

Trisha Atwood

Watershed Sciences
Assistant Professor

Marine, estuarine, freshwater, and riparian zones



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Jacopo Baggio

Jacopo Baggio 

Environment & Society
Assistant Professor

Analyzing and modeling social-ecological systems




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Michelle a. Baker

Michelle Baker 

Biology
Professor

Aquatic ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, water quality and  hydrology


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Karen H. Beard

Karen H. Beard  

Wildland Resources
Professor 

Conservation biology and invasion ecology





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Noelle Beckman

Noelle Beckman  

Biology
Assistant Professor 

Theoretical, spatial, and empirical ecology of plants, particularly tropical trees




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Patrick Belmont

Patrick Belmont  

Watershed Sciences
Associate Professor 

Hydrology and geomorphology in sediment dynamics and feedbacks between geomorphic and ecological systems

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Janis Boettinger

Janis L. Boettinger  

Plants, Soils, and Climate
Professor  

Soil genesis, classification and mineralogy





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Janice Brahney

Janice Brahney  

Watershed Sciences
Assistant Professor 

Anthropogenic controls on nutrient cycles and climate impacts on freshwater ecosystems



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Edmund Brodie

Edmund D. Brodie

Biology
Professor 

Evolution and efficacy of amphibian antipredator mechanisms

 


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Soren Brothers

Soren Brothers

Watershed Sciences
Assistant Professor 

Effects of regime shifts between turbid and clear-water states on the primary production and carbon cycling of shallow lakes

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Mark W. Brunson

Mark W. Brunson   

Environment & Society
Professor 

Dynamics of coupled human-natural systems, especially in deserts and rangelands



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Phedra Budy

Phaedra Budy 

Watershed Sciences
Professor 

Utah Cooperative fish and wildlife research





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Emily Burchfield

Emily Burchfield

Environment and Society
Assistant Professor 

Distributional consequences of changing climate on humans and the environment



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Julia Burton

Julia Burton  

Wildland Resources
Assistant Professor 

Forest biology, forest science, ecology, conversation and management



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David Byers

David Byers  

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology
Assistant Professor 

Zooarchaeology, site formation, stable isotope analysis, and human/proboscidean interaction

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James H. Crane

James H. Cane   

Biology
Adjunct Associate Professor








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Yoshimitsu Chikamoto

Yoshimitsu Chikamoto

Plants, Soils, and Climate
Professor  

Earth System Modeling with a focus on understanding of physical climate processes and productivity. 


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Mary Conner

Mary Conner

Wildland Resources
Associate Professor  

Interface of empirical data and methods,with the use of quantitative ecology and population modeling



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Michael Conover

Michael Conover    

Wildland Resources
Professor

Wildlife behavior and wildlife damage management principles





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D. Layne Coppock

D. Layne Coppock

Environment & Society
Professor  

Sustainable livelihoods via risk management and poverty reduction among people inhabiting rangelands and smallholder farming systems

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Michael Cortez

Michael Cortez  

Mathematics and Statistics
Assistant Professor

Community-level ecological and evolutionary dynamics





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Martha Crump

Martha Crump  

Biology
Adjunct Professor
  
Behavior, ecology and conservation of amphibians







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Johan Du Toit

Johan Du Toit   

Wildland Resources
Professor

Ecology of large mammals in terrestrial ecosystems








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Thomas C. Edwards

Thomas C. Edwards



Wildland Resources
Professor

Bioregional conservation planning, and the development of methods for assessing and monitoring biological diversity at large landscape scales

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Jim Ehleringer

Jim Ehleringer   

Biology
Distinguished Professor 

Stable isotope ecology, urban ecology, water and carbon cycles







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Joanna Endter-Wada

Joanna Endter-Wada 

Environment & Society
Professor

Humans and biophysical aspects of ecosystems with emphasis on water, public land, forest resources, fisheries and urban landscapes




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Edward W. Evans

Edward W. Evans  

Biology
Professor

Population and community ecology of insects.








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Jacob Freeman

Jacob Freeman  

Archaeology
Assistant Professor

Robustness, evolutionary ecology, low-level food production, and agricultural specialization





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Susannah French

Susannah S. French   

Biology
Professor

Reptile study to better understand how animals interact with their environments





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Courtney Flint

Courtney G. Flint

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology
Associate Professor

Natural resource and community sociology, interdisciplinarity, and socioecological systems




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Jereme Gaeta

Jereme Gaeta   

Watershed Sciences
Assistant Professor 

Identifying the effects and potential mitigation of the northern pike invasion in Utah Lake, UT, and determining how drought conditions affect several species of concern in Bear Lake, ID/UT

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Eric Gese

Eric M. Gese 

Wildland Resources
Professor

Focus on the behavior, ecology, and management of coyotes, wolves, foxes, and jaguars and pumas





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Robert Gillies

Robert Gillies  

Plants, Soils, and Climate
Associate Professor

Science behind temperature inversion prediction, climate precipitation cycles, and global climate change




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Zachariah Gompert

Zachariah Gompert  

Biology
Assistant Professor

Genetic architecture of ecologically, the determinants of genetic variation and molecular evolution in natural populations, and the nature and evolution of species boundaries and barriers to gene flow

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Luis Gordillo

Luis Gordillo   

Mathematics and Statistics
Assistant Professor

Mathematical modeling in Biology: theoretical epidemiology in plants, animals and humans, population ecology, and complex networks



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Paul Grossl

Paul Grossl  

Plants, Soils, and Climate
Associate Professor 

Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility/Testing, Soil Management/Sustainability







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Edd Hammill

Edd Hammill

Watershed Sciences
Assistant Professor
Ecology Center Advisory Board

Community Ecology and Conservation Planning






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Chuck Hawkins

Charles (Chuck) Hawkins

Watershed Sciences
Professor

Freshwater Ecosystems








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Lawrence E. Hipps

Lawrence E. Hipps 


Professor 

Biometeorology and climatology study the interactions between the atmosphere and the living organisms on the planet or biosphere




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Jeffery S. Horsburgh

Jeffery S. Horsburgh 

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor 

Watershed hydrology, surface water quality, and human dimensions of water use


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Peter Howe

Peter Howe 

Environment & Society
Assistant Professor

Temperature, precipitation, and extreme events at the local scale in the context of global climate change



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Kristin Hulvey

Kristin Hulvey 

Wildland Resources
Assistant Professor 

Assessment and synthesis in Natural Resource Science




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Nancy Huntly

Nancy Huntly

Ecology Center/Biology
Director and Professor

Community ecology and biodiversity, human ecology, species interactions and food webs, arid, alpine and arctic places

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Astrid Jacobson

Astrid Jacobson 

Plants, Soils, and Climate
Assistant Professor

Soil chemistry






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Paul Jakus

Paul Jakus

Applied Economics
Professor

Environmental economics and regional economics





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Michael Jenkins

Michael J. Jenkins 

Wildland Resources
Associate Professor

Forest entomology, wildland fire science, and snow and avalanche science. 



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Jiming Jin

Jiming Jin 

Watershed Sciences
Associate Professor

Regional weather and climate, hydrological modeling, and the interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere

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Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson 

Plants, Soils, and Climate
Professor 

Turfgrass Ecology






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Scott B. Jones

Scott B. Jones 

Plants, Soils, and Climate
Professor 

Soil physics






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Karen Kapheim

Karen Kapheim 

Biology
Assistant Professor

Social evolution, Bees, Evolutionary geomics, Phenotypic plasticity




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Karin Kettenring

Karin M. Kettenring 

Watershed Sciences
Associate Professor 

Restoration of plant communities in wetlands and ecology and management of invasive plants


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Kelly Kopp

Kelly Kopp 

Plants, Soils, and Climate
Professor 

Landscape water conservation and sustainable turfgrass management





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Michael Kuhns

Michael R. Kuhns 

Wildland Resources
Department Head

Urban and community forestry, landscape tree selection and care, forestry in the wildland-urban interface, and rural forestry/forest education



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Andrew Kulmatiski

Andrew Kulmatiski 

Wildland Resources
Assistant Professor 

Mechanisms through which large scale human activities affect plant-soil interactions





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Chris Lant

Chris Lant

Environment and Society
Department Head and Professor

Water resources and watershed management, ecological-economic modeling, natural resource systems, ecosystem services, and geography of wind energy

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W. Dave Lidell

W. Dave Liddell

Geology
Professor

Sedimentology, paleoecology and marine ecology






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James Long

James N. Long 

Wildland Resources
Professor 

Structures and function of forest populations and communities






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Chris Lueke

Chris Lueke 

Quinney College of
Natural Resources
Dean

Ecology of lakes emphasizing food web relationships, bioenergetics, and biogeochemical cycles


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Jim Lutz

Jim Lutz  

Wildland Resources
Assistant Professor 

Demography and spatial patterns of primary forests, and how fire shapes old-growth forest communities.




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Daniel MacNulty

Daniel MacNulty

Wildland resources
Associate Professor

Animal behavior, population biology, and community ecology to address basic and applied questions in animal ecology and conservation.


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Nancy Mesner

Nancy O. Mesner

Watershed Sciences
Professor

Water quality and pollution







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Frank Messina

Frank J. Messina

Biology
Professor

Behavior, ecology, and evolution of herbivorous insects





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Terry Messmer

Terry Messmer 

Wildland Resources
Professor 

Conservation strategies, technologies, and partnerships to benefit agriculture, wildlife, and resource stakeholders by reducing human-wildlife conflicts

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Scott Miller

Scott Miller 

BLM National Aquatic Monitoring Center
Director

Aquatic and terrestrial insects, freshwater fishes and riparian vegetation



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Karen E. Mock

Karen E. Mock 

Wildland Resources
Professor 

Genetics in conservation and management





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Christopher Monz

Christopher Monz

Environment and Society
Associate Professor

Recreation ecology focusing on the integration of biophysical science, soil science, and park planning approaches


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Keith Mott

Keith Mott

Biology
Professor

Stomata in intact leaves & the role of vapor-phase hydration of the guard cells in the stomatal response to humidity and temperature


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Richard Mueller

Richard J. Mueller

Biology
Associate Professor

Plant morphology and anatomy





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Bethany Neilson

Bethany Neilson 

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor

Groundwater and surface water interactions and the associated influences on instream water quality and temperature regimes

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Jeanette M. Norton

Jeanette M. Norton 

Plants, Soils, and Climate
Professor

Soil microbiology and ecology.








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Sarah Null

Sarah Null 

Watershed Sciences
Associate Professor 

Water supply and aquatic habitat tradeoffs,  environmental water for maximum environmental benefit, and predicting climate change effects on hydrology, water quality, and aquatic habitat


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Diane Pataki

Diane Pataki

Biology
Associate Professor

Role of vegetation and landscapes in urban planning design and sustainability






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Will Pearse

Will Pearse 

Biology: Assistant Professor

Biodiversity, phylogenetics, community ecology, trait evolution, diversification, community phylogenetics, eco-phylogenetics, conservation




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James Powell

James A. Powell

Mathematics and Statistics
Professor

Organisms, spatial patterns, developmental phenology and dynamic aspects of adaptations to the environment, population dynamics, energetics of organisms, and industrial chemical reactions

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Claudia Radel

Claudia Radel

Environment and Society
Associate Professor 

Changing nature of natural resource-based livelihood strategies







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Ricardo Ramirez

Ricardo Ramirez

Biology
Assistant Professor

Integrated pest management and insect ecology





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R. Douglas Ramsey

R. Douglas Ramsey 

Wildland Resources
Professor 

Remote sensing and geographic Information systems





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Jennifer Reeve

Jennifer Reeve

Plants, soils, and Climate
Assistant Professor

Soil microbiology and ecology, and soil management and sustainability




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Tammy Rittenour

Tammy M. Rittenour

Geology
Associate Professor

Geomorphology, sedimentology, strati-graphy, and geochronology to reconstruct paleoclimate and landscape evolution from fluvial, eolian and lacustrine records

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Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers

Environment and Society
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Physical geography, geomorphology, meteorology, western US, and cartography



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David Rosenberg

David E. Rosenberg 

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor 

Hydrological, engineering, economic, environmental, and institutional system to mathematically model and inform water management


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Alan H. Savitzy

Alan H. Savitzky 

Biology
Professor and Department Head

Snakes anatomy, development, and interactions with prey and predators within natural communities


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Jack Schmidt

Jack (John) C. Schmidt

Watershed Sciences
Professor 

River transformation, strategies to restore aspects of the pre-dam ecosystem, and management strategies for the river’s large dams

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Robert H. Schmidt

Robert H. Schmidt

Environment and Society
Associate Professor

Relationships between humans and wildlife






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Eugene Schupp

Eugene W. Schupp

Wildland Resources
Professor

Plant population ecology and restoration ecology






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Cagan Sekercioglu

Cagan Sekercioglu

Biology/University of Utah
Assistant Professor

Avian ecology and biogeography






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Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith 

Environment and Society
Assistant Professor

Humans adaptation in response to rapidly changing environmental conditions




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John Stark

John M. Stark 

Biology
Professor 

Microbial ecology and biochemistry




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Kimberly A. Sullivan

Kimberly A. Sullivan 

Biology
Associate Professor 

Avian behavioral and physiological ecology




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Joseph Tainter

Joseph Tainter

Environment and Society
Professor

Sustainability, with emphases on energy and innovation



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David Tarboton

David Tarboton

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor

Surface water hydrology




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Helga Van Miegroet

Helga Van Miegroet

Wildland Resources
Professor

Soil processes, mineral cycling, and nutrient transport mechanisms in wildland ecosystems

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Kari Veblen

Kari E. Veblen  

Wildland Resources
Associate Professor 

Plant community ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, livestock-wild ungulate interactions, and restoration ecology

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Juan J. Villalba

Juan J. Villalba 

Wildland Resources
Professor 

Mechanisms influencing food selection and intake in herbivores, in order to create more efficient alternatives for managing animals and the landscapes they inhabit





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Steve Voelker

Steve Voelker 

Plants, Soils and Climate
Assistant Professor

Climate variability and drivers, changes in tree growth, allocation and other physiological responses to climate change, vegetation responses to CO2 fertilization, and climate change interactions with tree species, pests, and pathogens

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Carol Von Dohlen

Carol D. Von Dohlen

Biology
Professor

Molecular phylogenetics of aphids and other Sternorrhyncha and molecular systematics and behavioral evolution of wasps






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Simon Wang

S-Y Simon Wang

Plants, Soils, and Climate
Associate Professor

Climate dynamics, prediction and extremes










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Bonnie Waring

Bonnie Waring

Biology
Assistant Professor

Biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, plant ecology, soil microbial ecology








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Barty Warren-Kretzschmar

Barty Warren-Kretzschmar

Landscape architecture and Environmental Planning
Assistant Professor

Environmental planning, landscape analysis, and environmental ethics






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Joseph Wheaton

Joe Wheaton 

Watershed Sciences
Associate Professor 

Physical aspects of rivers and streams as well as feedbacks with the biota that occupy them


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Peter Wilcock

Peter Wilcock 

Watershed Sciences
Department Head

Erosion and river sedimentation processes, sediment transport, open-channel flow, fluvial and hillslope geomorphology

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Paul G. wolf

Paul G. Wolf 

Biology
Professor 

Plant evolutionary biology, phylogeny




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Larissa Yocom

Larissa Yocom

Wildland Resources
Assistant Professor

Fire and forest ecology and management




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Julie Young

Julie Young

Wildland Resources
Assistant Professor

Behavior, ecology, and management of carnivores




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Jia Zhao

Jia Zhao

Mathematics
Assistant Professor







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