University of Vermont

Environmental Sciences

Faculty and Staff

An interdisciplinary approach

The Environmental Sciences program at UVM draws upon knowledge from many areas of study university-wide. Learn more about these scholar-teachers.

ENSC Faculty
Faculty Member /Role/Primary College Contact Info. Areas of Interest
Carol Adair
Assistant Professor
RSENR
Global change (including climate change), ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, carbon storage and cycling, non-invasive plant invasions, modeling and statistics
Ingi Agnarsson
Assistant Professor, Biology
CAS
Systematics, phylogenetics, population genetics, evolution of sociality in spiders, evolutionary biomechanics of spider silk, and the biogeography of the Caribbean and the role of dispersal in diversification
Brian Beckage
Professor, Plant Biology
CALS
Dynamics of forests and savannas, fire ecology, climate change, and complex systems
Paul Bierman
Professor, Geology
CAS
Isotope geochemistry, surface processes, human-induced landscape change, rates of erosion
Alison Brody
Professor, Biology
CAS
Forces that govern species abundance, distribution, population and community-dynamics
Breck Bowden
Professor and Director, VT Water Resources and Lake Studies Center
RSENR
Watershed science and planning
Sara Cahan
Associate Professor, Biology
CAS
Social insect ecology
Aimee Claussen
Associate Professor
RSENR
Global climate change ecology
Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux
Associate Professor, Geography
CAS
Climate variability and change, historical climatology, severe weather hazards, drought, remote sensing, Geographic Information Science
Gillian Galford – Research Assistant Professor
RSENR
Land-cover and land-use change, ecosystems ecology, biogeochemistry, nitrogen and carbon storage and cycling, remote sensing, ecosystems modeling, environmental sustainability
Joel Goldberg
Associate Professor, Chemistry
CAS
Plasma Spectrochemistry
Charles Goodnight
Professor, Biology
CAS
Genetic differentiation and evolution in structured populations
Nicholas Gotelli
Professor, Biology
CAS
The organization of plant and animal communities
Gary Hawley
Research Associate
RSENR
Developmental cold tolerance and physiological mechanisms of winter injury in forest trees; genetic diversity, evolutionary biology, and physiological adaptation of forest trees; design, development, and demonstration of high performance green buildings
Kenneth Helms
Research Assistant Professor, Biology
CAS
Social insects
Stephen Keller
Assistant Professor, Plant Biology
Ecological and population genomics, landscape genetics, molecular ecology and evolution, plant population biology, forest responses to climate change, biological invasions, applied conservation genetics
William Keeton
Professor
RSENR
Forest ecology and sustainable forestry
Bill Kilpatrick
Professor, Biology
CAS
Molecular systematics

Christopher Landry
Professor and Chair, Chemistry
CAS

Inorganic chemistry, chemical warfare agents, materials science
Andrea Lini
Associate Professor and Chair, Geology
CAS
Limnogeology: the study of lake systems and their deposits
Dwight Matthews
Professor, Chemistry
CAS
Mass spectrometry use in the study of stable isotopically-labeled compounds
Char Mehrtens
Professor, Geology and ENSC Program Director
CAS
Stratigraphy and sedimentology
Deborah Neher
Professor and Chair, Plant and Soil Sciences
CALS
Soil ecology
Julia Perdrial
Assistant Professor, Geology,
CAS
The intersections of low temperature environmental terrestrial and aquatic processes in the critical zone
Nicolas Perdrial
Research Assistant Professor, Geology, CAS
Mineralogy, Contaminant Transport, Environmental Geology, Nanoparticles, Mineral-Bacteria Interactions, Archaeogeology
Giuseppe Petrucci
Associate Professor, Chemistry
CAS
Analytical chemistry and aerosols analysis
Jennifer Pontius
Research Assistant Professor
RSENR
Forest health, remote sensing, GIS modeling

Shelly Rayback
Associate Professor, Geography
CAS

Biogeography, paleoclimatology, dendrochronology, climate change, isotopes
Joe Roman
Research Associate Professor, RESNR
Biodiversity and ecosystem services, biological invasions, marine population genetics
Don Ross
Research Professor, ENSC Program Director, and Director Agricultural and Evnironmental Testing Lab, Plant and Soil Science
CALS
Soil chemistry
Eric Roy
Assistant Professor
RSENR
Nutrient biogeochmistry and management, ecological engineering and design, aquatic ecology, food systems, material flow analysis
Erik Ruggels
Lecturer, Chemistry
CAS
Preferential enzyme interactions with selenium versus sulfur in the contstruction of amino acid isosteres and other small molecules
Andrew Schroth
Research Assistant Professor, Geology
CAS
Low Temperature Geochemistry and Environmental Mineralogy
Jennie Stephens
Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy
RSENR

Energy-climate transitions, social dynamics of energy system change, renewable energy, smart grid, carbon management, carbon capture and storage, stakeholder engagement in modeling
Lori Stevens
Professor, Biology
CAS
Computational biology including spatial models of evolution, evolutionary computation and evolutionary algorithms
Deane Wang
Professor
RSENR
Ecosystem ecology, carbon and climate change, sustainability, conservation and land stewardship
Rory Waterman
Professor, Chemistry
CAS
Inorganic and organometallic chemistry for more efficeint bond formation, better utilization of phosphorus, hydrogen fuel development, and carbon dioxide activation
Beverley Wemple
Associate Professor, Geography
CAS
Water resources, geomorphology, GIS, spatial modeling, human-environment interactions, mountain environments
Matthew White
Assistan Professor, Physics
CAS
Nonlinear processes in optoelectronic devices and exploring materials physics for low-cost and high-performance photovoltaics

Last Update: February 7, 2017

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