Natural Sciences

Rafail Abramov
Professor, Math Statistics and Computer Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Statistical description of chaotic dynamical systems with many conserved quantities, information theory-based predictability, fluctuation-dissipation theorem and its geophysical applications
Mary V. Ashley
Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Molecular ecology, landscape genetics, conservation biology
Hormoz BasiriRad
Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ecophysiology, plant nutrition and global climate change
Max Berkelhammer
Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Natural and anthropogenic processes that influence the atmospheric branch of the water cycle
Jean E. Bogner
Professor Emeritus, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Landfill gas processes and emissions/contaminant hydrogeology
Joel Brown
Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Evolutionary ecology
George Crabtree
Distinguished Professor, Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sustainable energy production, storage and use, materials science, nanoscale superconductors and magnets, vortex matter in superconductors, highly correlated electrons in metals
Andrew J. Dombard
Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Planetary Science and Exploration, Geophysics
Miquel Gonzalez-Meler
Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Global change biology, plant and ecosystem physiology, isotope ecology, respiration
Luke Hanley
Professor, Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Research interest lay at the interface of analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, bioengineering, and surface science. We apply advanced instrumental methods to modify and characterize both biological and materials surfaces in several distinct projects
Henry Howe
Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Community ecology, experimental restoration, rodent-plant interactions, ecology of tropical seed dispersal
Fabien Kenig
Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biogeochemistry, organic geochemistry, wtable isotope geochemistry, paleoceanography, life in extreme environments
Dibyen Majumdar
Executive Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor, Math Statistics and Computer Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Design of experiments, linear models, nonlinear mixed models, repeated measurements
Roberta J. Mason-Gamer
Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Molecular phylogenetics, evolution of polyploids and hybrids, grass systematics
D’Arcy Meyer-Dombard
Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Geobiology, microbial geochemistry, environmental genomics, ecology of “extreme” environments
Emily Minor
Associate Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Landscape ecology, urban ecology, conservation planning, dispersal and invasions
Kathryn L. Nagy
Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Professor & Chair, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Environmental geochemistry, mineral-water interface kinetics and thermodynamics, clay chemistry
Rachel Poretsky
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Functional diversity of bacteria in marine, freshwater, and other environments; microbial genes (metagenomics), gene transcripts (metatranscriptomics).
Roman Shvydkoy
Professor, Math Statistics and Computer Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Fluid dynamics, euler, navier-stokes systems; non-local parabolic equations; collective behavior, emergent dynamics, flocking; turbulence, onsager conjecture, convex integration, vanishing viscosity limit; instability in ideal fluids, linearization method, WKB analysis, geometric optics; spectral theory, pseudo-differential, harmonic and functional analysis.
Preston T. Snee
Associate Professor, Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Energy transfer in semiconductor nanocrystals
Carol A. Stein
Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Plate tectonics, marine geophysics, heat flow
Kate Warpeha
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Cellular stress as a result of environmental change; changing environmental signals (UV, cooling/warming, salt in soils/water table) and how they affect plant developmental responses; plant biochemical technology and engineering
David Wise
Research Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Causes and implications of food-web complexity and explores how human-induced impacts, such as global climate change and habitat modification, will affect the functioning of terrestrial food webs

 

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