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    Affiliated and Adjunct Faculty

    Adjunct and Joint Faculty

    Affiliated Faculty

    Emeritus and Retired Faculty

    Adjunct and Joint Faculty

    Geoffrey Bell

    Lecturer, Environment and Ecology
    Honors Program Faculty Advisor

    3305 Venable Hall
    Phone: (919) 843-9713
    Email: gwbell@email.unc.edu

    Courses
    ENEC 202: Introduction to Environmental Science
    ENEC 304: Restoration Ecology
    ENEC 352: Ecology and Management of Marine Fisheries
    ENEC 462: Ecosystem Management

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    Jaye Cable

    Chair, Environment and Ecology
    Professor, Department of Marine Sciences
    Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology

    Phone: (919) 843-3468
    Email: jecable@email.unc.edu

      Marine sciences
      --Groundwater discharge to the ocean
      --Groundwater-surface water interactions
      --Wetland hydrology
      --Application of geochemical and radionuclide tracers for quantifying and understanding environmental processes

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        Karl Castillo

        Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Sciences
        Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology

        Phone: (919) 843-8752
        Email:
        kdcastil@email.unc.edu

        Coral Physiological Ecology, Climate Change, and Conservation

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        Xiaodong Chen

        Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
        Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology

        Email: chenxd@email.unc.edu

          Human-environment interactions, systems modeling and simulation, environmental policy, GIS, China

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          Amy Cooke

          Lecturer, Environment and Ecology
          Director, Undergraduate Studies

            3301 Venable Hall
            Phone: (919) 962.0622
            Email: acooke@email.unc.edu

            Courses
            ENEC 225: Water and Human Rights
            ENEC 266: Contemporary Africa
            ENEC 370: Agriculture and Environment
            ENEC 370H: Agriculture and Environment Honors

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              Greg Gangi

              Senior Lecturer, Environment and Ecology
              Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Education and Field Sites, Institute for the Environment

              3304 Venable Hall
              Phone: (919) 962-9805

              Email: ggangi@email.unc.edu

                Experiential Education
                --Conservation
                --Environmental Policy

                Courses
                ENEC 201: Introduction to Environment and Society
                ENEC 201H: Introduction Environment and Society Honors
                ENEC 259: Coral Reef Ecology

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                  Clark Gray

                  Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
                  Fellow, Carolina Population Center
                  Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology

                  Phone: (919) 962-3876
                  Email: cgray@email.unc.edu

                    Population, environment and development
                    --Environmental influences on human migration
                    --Rural livelihoods in the developing world
                    --Drivers of tropical land use change
                    --Survey and statistical methods

                    Courses
                    ENEC 569: Current Issues in Ecology

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                      William Gray

                      Research Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

                      Adjunct Professor, Environment and Ecology

                      Email: graywg@unc.edu

                      Subsurface hydrology, porous media physics
                      --Modeling multiphase flow in porous media
                      --Scale considerations in hydrologic processes
                      --Environmental fluid mechanics and thermodynamics

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                      Allen Hurlbert

                      Associate Professor, Department of Biology
                      Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology
                        Phone: (919) 843-9930
                        Email: hurlbert@bio.unc.edu
                          Community ecology and biogeography
                          --Geographic patterns of species richness
                          --Taxonomic and functional diversity and turnover
                          --Broad-scale avian monitoring
                          --Ecoinformatics

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                            Pamela Jagger
                            Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy
                            Fellow, Carolina Population Center
                            Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology
                                Phone:(919) 962-6848
                                Email: pjagger@email.unc.edu

                                  The interface between natural resource management policies and outcomes for rural livelihoods and sustainable resource management in the low income tropics
                                  --The role of environmental income in poverty reduction and societal inequality
                                  --Household level outcomes of forest sector decentralization
                                  --The relationship between natural resource institutions and poverty reduction

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                                      Nikhil Kaza

                                      Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning
                                      Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology

                                        Phone: (919) 962-4767
                                        Email: nkaza@email.unc.edu

                                        --urban development process, energy planning, and land use impacts
                                        --how public and private decision-making is motivated by the phenomena of planning

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                                          Adrian Marchetti

                                          Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Sciences
                                          Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology

                                          Phone: (919) 843-3473
                                          Email: amarchetti@unc.edu

                                            Ecophysiology, biogeochemistry and genomics of marine phytoplankton
                                            --Trace metal and vitamin availability controls on phytoplankton ecology and evolution
                                            --Diatom elemental requirements and nutrient uptake kinetics
                                            --Comparative transcriptomics in phytoplankton isolates and natural assemblages
                                            --Development of molecular and morphological indicators for phytoplankton physiological status
                                            --Phytoplankton-bacteria interactions
                                            --Climate change effects on phytoplankton and zooxanthellae

                                            Courses
                                            ENEC444/MASC444: Marine Phytoplankton
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                                              Charles Mitchell

                                              Professor, Department of Biology
                                              Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology
                                                Phone: (919) 843-7745
                                                Email: mitchell@bio.unc.edu

                                                  Disease ecology; global change; biological invasions
                                                  --Cause and consequences of parasite species diversity
                                                  --Joint effects of global change and biological invasions on insect-vectored generalist pathogens.
                                                  --The role of pathogens in competition between introduced and native grasses.
                                                  --Microbial plant pathogens as modulators of global change.
                                                  --Feedbacks between host community structure and pathogen spread.
                                                  --Implications for sustainability and conservation.

                                                  Courses
                                                  ENEC 569: Current Issues in Ecology

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                                                    Laura J. Moore

                                                    Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences
                                                    Joint Faculty in Environment and Ecology

                                                    Phone: 919-962-5960
                                                    Email: laura.moore@unc.edu

                                                    --Large-scale coastline behavior
                                                    --Impacts of climate change on coastal systems
                                                    --Ecomorphodynamic interactions in coastal environments
                                                    --Coupled-natural human dynamics in coastal systems

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                                                    Lauren Persha

                                                    Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
                                                    Fellow, Carolina Population Center
                                                    Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology

                                                    Email: lpersha@email.unc.edu

                                                      Conservation and development, social ecological systems, institutional analysis, environmental governance, forest ecology, political ecology

                                                      Courses
                                                      ENEC 567: Ecological Analyses and Application

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                                                        Karin Pfennig

                                                        Associate Professor, Department of Biology
                                                        Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology
                                                          Phone: (919) 843-5590
                                                          Email: kpfennig@email.unc.edu
                                                            Behavioral ecology & evolution; host-parasite interactions
                                                            --Behavioral facilitation of population and evolutionary diversification
                                                            --Mating behavior and its role in ecological and evolutionary processes
                                                            --Parasite influence on and evolutionary response to host behaviors and courtship traits

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                                                              Andreas Teske

                                                              Professor, Department of Marine Sciences
                                                              Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology
                                                                Phone: (919) 962-1252
                                                                Email: teske@email.unc.edu
                                                                  Microbial ecology; evolution & systematics
                                                                  --Microbial ecology, microbiology of hydrothermal vents and the marine subsurface
                                                                  --The microbial sulfur cycle
                                                                  --Bacteria and archaea of extreme marine environments

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                                                                    Colin West

                                                                    Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
                                                                    Fellow, Carolina Population Center
                                                                    Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology
                                                                      Phone: (919) 966-5588
                                                                      Email: ctw@email.unc.edu

                                                                        Human ecology of global change
                                                                        --How households adjust their structure and composition in response to drought and agricultural intensification
                                                                        --How rural farmers and ranchers perceive climatic change and adapt to regional manifestations of global climate change
                                                                        --How indigenous natural resource-based peoples develop institutions for managing local resources under conditions of increased risk and uncertainty

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                                                                          Andrew Yates

                                                                          Associate Professor, Department of Economics
                                                                          Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology

                                                                          Email: ajyates@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Environmental Economics
                                                                          --Air and water pollution permit markets
                                                                          --Ecosystem services
                                                                          --Energy Efficiency

                                                                          Courses
                                                                          ENEC 380: Environmental Economics

                                                                          ENEC 580: Environmental Markets: Science and Economics

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                                                                          Affiliate Faculty

                                                                          Marc J. Alperin

                                                                          Associate Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

                                                                          Phone: 919-962-5184
                                                                          Email: alperin@email.unc.edu

                                                                          --Aquatic biogeochemistry processes
                                                                          --Fate of organic matter in marine sediments

                                                                          --Biogeochemistry of organic compounds in pore water

                                                                          Courses
                                                                          ENEC 220/MASC 220 North Carolina Estuaries: Environmental Processes and Problems
                                                                          ENEC 222 Estuarine and Coastal Marine System

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                                                                          Carol Arnosti

                                                                          Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

                                                                          Email: arnosti@email.unc.edu
                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-5754

                                                                          Marine sciences
                                                                          --Microbially-driven carbon cycling in the ocean
                                                                          --Links between chemical structure and reactivity of organic matter
                                                                          --Connections between microbial community composition and function
                                                                          --Developing new methods to measure microbial degradation of organic carbon in marine systems

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                                                                          Larry Band

                                                                          Voit Gilmore Distinguished Professor, Department of Geography
                                                                          Director, Institute for the Environment

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-3921
                                                                          Email: lband@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Watershed hydrology; ecosystem water; carbon and nutrient cycling; GISci
                                                                          --Hydrologic modeling
                                                                          --Spatial simulation modeling
                                                                          --Ecosystem simulation modeling

                                                                           

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                                                                          Todd BenDor

                                                                          Associate Professor, Department of City & Regional Planning

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-4760
                                                                          Email: bendor@unc.edu

                                                                          Environmental and ecological planning, environmental markets and policy, and environmental conflict resolution
                                                                          --System dynamics and agent-based simulation modeling
                                                                          --Regional simulation modeling of urban growth
                                                                          --Ecosystem services and urban planning
                                                                          --Endangered species assessment and planning
                                                                          --Ecological restoration and restoration planning
                                                                          --Urban stormwater management and green infrastructure

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                                                                          Larry Benninger

                                                                          Professor, Department of Geological Sciences

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-0699
                                                                          Email: lbenning@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Low-temperature geochemistry
                                                                          --Carbon cycling in coastal sedimentary environments
                                                                          --Sediment transport processes in North Carolina coastal environments: estuaries, continental shelf, continental slope
                                                                          --Storage and mobility of radionuclides and trace elements in nearshore sedimentary environments

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                                                                          Dick Bilsborrow

                                                                          Research Professor, Department of Biostatistics
                                                                          Fellow, Carolina Population Center

                                                                          Phone: (919) 966-1738
                                                                          Email: richard_bilsborrow@unc.edu

                                                                          Economic demography; population, development & the environment
                                                                          --Population change, land use and deforestation, especially in the Amazon (Ecuador, Peru) and China
                                                                          --Migration and environment
                                                                          --Determinants and consequences of internal and international migration
                                                                          --Survey design and methods for developing countries
                                                                          --Multilevel modeling of demographic behavior and land use

                                                                           

                                                                           

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                                                                          John Bruno

                                                                          Professor, Department of Biology

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-0263
                                                                          Email: john_bruno@unc.edu

                                                                          Ecology and conservation of marine communities
                                                                          --Role of species diversity in driving ecosystem processes
                                                                          --Metapopulation dynamics and dispersal in coastal plant communities
                                                                          --Ecology of coral disease
                                                                          --Effects of global change on coral reef health
                                                                          --Invasion biology

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                                                                          Joe Carter

                                                                          Professor, Department of Geological Sciences

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-0685
                                                                          Email: clams@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Paleontology
                                                                          --Evolutionary studies of molluscan shell microstructure and ecology
                                                                          --Mineralogical evolution of the Bivalvia
                                                                          --Modern and fossil endolithic communities
                                                                          --Coastal Plain biostratigraphy
                                                                          --Triassic vertebrate paleontology

                                                                           

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                                                                          James Costa

                                                                          Professor, Western Carolina University, Department of Biology
                                                                          Executive Director, Highlands Biological Station
                                                                          Director, Highlands Field Site, Highlands, NC
                                                                          Adjunct Faculty, Environment and Ecology
                                                                          Phone: (828) 787-1712
                                                                          Email: costa@email.wcu.edu

                                                                          --Evolutionary biology
                                                                          --Biogeography

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                                                                          Elizabeth Dickinson

                                                                          Assistant Professor of Communication, Kenan-Flagler Business School
                                                                          Adjunct Faculty, Environment and Ecology
                                                                          -- Environmental communication
                                                                          -- Human-nature intersection (ecocultural studies)
                                                                          -- Environmental pedagogy
                                                                          -- Eco-theory and philosophy
                                                                          -- Environmental racism and environmental justice
                                                                          -- Ecopsychology
                                                                          -- Qualitative, rhetorical, critical/cultural methods and approaches

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                                                                          Lindsay Dubbs

                                                                          Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Environment
                                                                          Research Associate, Coastal Studies Institute
                                                                          Associate Director, Outer Banks Field Site, Manteo, NC

                                                                          Phone: 252-475-5492
                                                                          Email: dubbs@email.unc.edu

                                                                          --Ecological and environmental impacts of energy generation
                                                                          --Relationship between science, management, and policy
                                                                          --Biochemical processes that affect climate
                                                                          --Soil ecology; ecosystem scale ecology and management

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                                                                          Barbara Entwisle

                                                                          Professor, Department of Sociology
                                                                          Distinguished Professor
                                                                          Fellow, Carolina Population Center

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-7003
                                                                          Email: entwisle@unc.edu

                                                                          Social demography; population and the environment
                                                                          --Population, environment, and land use in Northeast Thailand
                                                                          --Social networks and migration
                                                                          --Linked social and spatial data; confidentiality issues

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                                                                          F. Joel Fodrie

                                                                          Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Sciences
                                                                          Institute for Marine Sciences

                                                                          Phone: 252-726-6841 ext 149
                                                                          Email: jfodrie@email.unc.edu

                                                                          --Coastal biological oceanography
                                                                          --Fish and bivalve population ecology
                                                                          --Complex trophic interactions in marine communities

                                                                          Patricia Gensel

                                                                          Professor, Department of Biology
                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-6937

                                                                          Email: pgensel@bio.unc.edu

                                                                          Paleobotany
                                                                          --Floristics, ecology, and geography of Paleozoic plants
                                                                          --Origin and diversification of plant lineages
                                                                          --Phylogenetic relationships of plant groups

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                                                                          Donald T. Hornstein

                                                                          Professor, UNC School of Law
                                                                          Aubrey L. Brooks Professor

                                                                          Phone: 919-962-4133
                                                                          Email: dhornste@email.unc.edu

                                                                          --Environmental Law/Natural Resources Law
                                                                          --Expert in catastrophic risk insurance coverage
                                                                          --Featured as one of the top 26 law teachers in the USA by Harvard Press

                                                                          Courses
                                                                          ENEC 350 Environmental Law and Policy

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                                                                          Karen Kandl

                                                                          Associate Director, Highlands Biological Station
                                                                          Associate Director, Highlands Field Site, Highlands, NC
                                                                          Adjunct Faculty, Environment and Ecology

                                                                          Phone: (828) 787-1712
                                                                          Email: kandl@email.wcu.edu

                                                                          --Stream and wetland ecology
                                                                          --Conservation genetics

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                                                                          Andrew Keeler

                                                                          Faculty, East Carolina University, Department of Economics
                                                                          Coastal Studies Institute, Manteo, NC
                                                                          Director, Outer Banks Field Site
                                                                          Adjunct Faculty, Environment and Ecology

                                                                          Phone: 252-475-5458
                                                                          Email: agkeeler@csi.northcarolina.edu

                                                                          --Public policy aspects of adaptation to environmental change
                                                                          --Hazard insurance, Ecosystem service assessment
                                                                          --Integrated modeling of coastal real estate markets with environmental risk, ocean energy policy, climate change mitigation, incentive-based policy design and implementation

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                                                                          Joel Kingsolver

                                                                          Professor, Department of Biology
                                                                          William R. Kenan Professor

                                                                          Phone: (919) 843-6291
                                                                          Email: jgking@bio.unc.edu

                                                                          Environmental physiology; functional morphology; population ecology & evolution
                                                                          --Selection and evolution of morphological and physiological plasticity
                                                                          --Nutrient physiology and evolutionary ecology of feeding and growth in caterpillars
                                                                          --Patterns of phenotypic selection and fitness surfaces for quantitative traits in natural populations
                                                                          --Functional morphology and evolutionary ecology of flight and predator escape in butterflies

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                                                                          Chip Konrad

                                                                          Associate Professor, Department of Geography
                                                                          Director, Southeast Regional Climate Center

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-3873
                                                                          Email: cek@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Synoptic climatology and climate change
                                                                          --Relationships between atmospheric patterns (e.g. circulation and moisture) and surface weather events (e.g. heavy rainfall and cold air outbreaks)
                                                                          --Influences and interactions of physical processes and patterns across scales (i.e. planetary, synoptic, and mesoscale)
                                                                          --Synoptic patterns and physical processes that lead to precipitation over the southeastern U.S.

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                                                                          Paul Leslie

                                                                          Professor, Department of Anthropology
                                                                          Fellow, Carolina Population Center

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-5300
                                                                          Email: pwleslie@unc.edu

                                                                          Human ecology; population biology
                                                                          --Demography and reproduction: biosocial determinants of fertility; environmental influences on reproductive function; modeling fertility decisions and reproductive strategies
                                                                          --Population biology/population genetics: interaction among social, demographic, and genetic structures of human populations; modeling complex mating structures
                                                                          --Sub-Saharan African pastoralism: population-environment interactions; demographic causes and consequences of changing subsistence patterns; cultural and biological responses to environmental fluctuations and uncertainty

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                                                                          Douglas Maclean

                                                                          Professor, Department of Philosophy

                                                                          Phone: (919) 843-4500
                                                                          Email: maclean@unc.edu

                                                                          Environmental ethics, environmental values, decision making
                                                                          --Ethics
                                                                          --Moral theory
                                                                          --Philosophical issues in risk and risk analysis

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                                                                          Christopher S. Martens


                                                                          William B. Aycock Distinguished Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-0152
                                                                          Email: cmartens@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Biogeochemical processes driven by the decomposition of naturally-occuring organic matter in marine and estuarine sediments
                                                                          -Biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur in coastal and upper slope environments, emphasizing rates and mechanisms of processes occuring near the sediment-water interface
                                                                          --Factors controlling the production, consumption, and transport of biogenic gases in organic-rich coastal and wetland sediments
                                                                          --Seasonal variations in the isotopic signatures and fluxes of methane and other greenhouse gases produced in organic rich environments

                                                                          Courses
                                                                          ENEC 450: Biochemical Processes

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                                                                          Aaron Moody

                                                                          Associate Professor, Department of Geography

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-5303
                                                                          Email: aaronm@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Remote sensing; landscape ecology; biogeography; geographical information systems
                                                                          --Ecological and environmental factors controlling the distribution of plant communities
                                                                          --Patterns of plant species distribution on the California Channel Islands and in the chaparral of the Santa Ynez Mountains
                                                                          --Temporal dynamics of vegetation productivity in southern California and the role of precipitation in these dynamics

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                                                                          Rachel Noble

                                                                          Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences
                                                                          Director, Morehead City Field Site, Institute for Marine Sciences

                                                                          Mary and Watts Hill Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

                                                                          Phone: 252-726-6841 ext 150
                                                                          Email: rtnoble@email.unc.edu

                                                                          --Environmental microbiology
                                                                          --Marine microbial ecology

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                                                                          Hans Paerl

                                                                          Professor, Department of Marine Sciences
                                                                          William R. Kenan Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences

                                                                          Phone: (252) 726-6841, ext.133
                                                                          Email: hpaerl@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Microbial ecology; estuarine and coastal ecology; water quality dynamics
                                                                          --Sources of excess nitrogen in river, estuary, and nearshore waters
                                                                          --Impacts of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on phytoplankton dynamics
                                                                          --Environmental controls of algal blooms
                                                                          --Physiological controls of nitrogen fixation
                                                                          --Phytoplankton ecophysiological

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                                                                          Robert Peet

                                                                          Professor, Department of Biology

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-6942
                                                                          Email: peet@unc.edu

                                                                          Plant community & population ecology; biogeography; ecoinformatics
                                                                          --Secondary succession and forest dynamics on the Carolina Piedmont
                                                                          --EcoInformatics: Analysis of patterns of species co-occurrence in using large databases
                                                                          --Vegetation of the southeasten U.S.
                                                                          --Determinants of species diversity of plant communities

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                                                                          Charles 'Pete' Peterson

                                                                          Professor, Departments of Marine Sciences and Biology
                                                                          Alumni Distinguished Professor, Institute for Marine Sciences

                                                                          Phone: (252) 726-6841, ext.130
                                                                          Email: cpeters@email.unc.edu
                                                                          Marine ecology; population & community processes
                                                                          --The dynamics of the Sargassum ecosystem in the Gulf Stream off North Carolina
                                                                          --Organizational processes in the Northern Gulf of Alaska ecosystem
                                                                          --Causes of community patterns in space and time at deep-sea hydrothermal vents
                                                                          --The ecosystem functions of oyster reef habitat, particularly in North Carolina's estuarine and coastal waters
                                                                          --Methods for expanding the scientific basis for ecosystem management in the coastal zone

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                                                                          David Pfennig

                                                                          Professor, Department of Biology
                                                                          Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Professor

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-6958
                                                                          Email: dpfennig@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Evolutionary ecology
                                                                          --Ecological causes of speciation and adaptive radiation
                                                                          --The role of developmental plasticity in evolution
                                                                          --Evolution and development of ecologically relevant traits
                                                                          --Kin selection and the levels of selection in evolution

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                                                                          Michael Piehler

                                                                          Associate Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences
                                                                          Director of Graduate Studies, Environment and Ecology
                                                                          Program Head, Estuarine Ecology and Human Health
                                                                          UNC Coastal Studies Institute

                                                                          Phone: (252) 726-6841 x160
                                                                          Email: piehler@unc.edu
                                                                          Coastal ecosystem ecology and nutrient dynamics
                                                                          --Land use impacts on coastal stream carbon and nutrient loading
                                                                          --Effects of oyster reefs on nutrient dynamics
                                                                          --Denitrification in tidal marshes (projects in NC and NJ)
                                                                          --Ecological impacts of ocean hydrokinetic energy extraction

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                                                                          Asst. Dir. for Conservation, North Carolina Botanical Garden

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-0522
                                                                          Email: jrandall@unc.edu

                                                                          Conservation Biology, Restoration Ecology
                                                                          --Invasive exotic plant species ecology
                                                                          --Rare plant biology
                                                                          --Plant reproductive ecology
                                                                          --Plant systematics

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                                                                          Jose Rial

                                                                          Professor, Department of Geological Sciences

                                                                          Phone: (919) 966-4553
                                                                          Email: jose_rial@unc.edu

                                                                          Abrupt climate change, dynamic paleoclimatology

                                                                          --Nonlinear dynamics, chaos and complexity in natural systems

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                                                                          Diego Riveros-Iregui

                                                                          Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

                                                                          Phone: 919-962-6814
                                                                          Email: diegori@unc.edu

                                                                          --Ecohydrology, watershed hydrology, tropical hydrology
                                                                          --Biogeochemistry, land-atmosphere interactions
                                                                          --Climate and land use/land cover change

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                                                                          Johanna Rosman

                                                                          Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences

                                                                          Phone: 252-726-6841 ext 224
                                                                          Email: jrosman@email.unc.edu

                                                                          --Coastal and estuarine physical oceanography
                                                                          --Environmental fluid mechanics
                                                                          --Physical-biological interactions in marine systems

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                                                                          Maria Servedio

                                                                          Professor, Department of Biology

                                                                          Phone: (919) 843-2692
                                                                          Email: servedio@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Evolutionary ecology, Behavioral ecology
                                                                          --Speciation and the evolution of premating isolation
                                                                          --Sexual selection and the evolution of mate choice
                                                                          --Evolution of behavior

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                                                                          Elizabeth Shay

                                                                          Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, Appalachian State University
                                                                          Adjunct Faculty, Environment and Ecology

                                                                          Phone: 828-262-7058
                                                                          Email: shayed@appstate.edu

                                                                          --Land use and transportation
                                                                          --Sustainable community development

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                                                                          Conghe Song

                                                                          Professor, Department of Geography

                                                                          Phone: (919) 843-4764
                                                                          Email: csong@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Remote Sensing of Vegetation; Ecological Modeling; Geographic Information Systems
                                                                          --Remote sensing & GIS
                                                                          --Ecological modeling
                                                                          --Forest ecosystems
                                                                          --Digital image processing

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                                                                          Jill Stewart

                                                                          Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

                                                                          Phone: 919-962-7553
                                                                          Email: jill.stewart@unc.edu

                                                                          --Linkages between ecosystems and human health
                                                                          --Method development for tracking pathogens in water

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                                                                          Donna Surge

                                                                          Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences

                                                                          Phone: (919) 843-1994
                                                                          Email: donna64@unc.edu

                                                                          Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, Low-Temperature Geochemistry

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                                                                          James Umbanhowar

                                                                          Lecturer, Department of Biology and Environment and Ecology

                                                                          Phone: (919) 843-8177
                                                                          Email: jumbanho@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Theoretical ecology
                                                                          --Dynamics of species interactions webs
                                                                          --Host-parasutoid interactions
                                                                          --Plant-fungal interactions
                                                                          --Spatial modeling; cellular automata, and agent-based models

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                                                                          Stephen Walsh

                                                                          Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor, Department of Geography
                                                                          Fellow, Carolina Population Center 
                                                                          Director, Center for Galapagos Studies

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-3867
                                                                          Email: swalsh@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Land-use and land cover dynamics; spatial modeling and analysis
                                                                          --Population-environment interactions
                                                                          --Land use, land cover dynamics
                                                                          --Spatial modeling; cellular automata and agent-based models
                                                                          --Alpine treeline ecotone
                                                                          --Spatial digital technologies for scale, pattern, and process relationships

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                                                                          Alan Weakley

                                                                          Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
                                                                          Herbarium Curator, NC Botanical Garden

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-0578
                                                                          Email: weakley@unc.edu

                                                                          Plant systematics; floristics; biogeography; conservation biology; bioinformatics; vegetation classification & mapping
                                                                          --Flora of the southeastern United States
                                                                          --Biogeography of North America and patterns of plant endemism
                                                                          --Plant community classification in North America and the West Indies
                                                                          --Community mapping on U.S. federal lands
                                                                          --Theory and practice of conservation inventory and planning

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                                                                          Gary Wein

                                                                          Executive Director, Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust
                                                                          Lecturer, Highlands Field Site, Highlands, NC
                                                                          Adjunct Faculty, Environment and Ecology

                                                                          Phone: (828) 787-1712
                                                                          Email: hitrust@earthlink.net

                                                                          --Landscape ecology and GIS applications

                                                                          Jason West

                                                                          Assistant Professor, Departmenet of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

                                                                          Phone: (919) 843-3928
                                                                          Email: jasonwest@unc.edu

                                                                          Air pollution and climate change
                                                                          --Modeling of ozone and particles on urban, regional and global scales
                                                                          --Air pollution science and management in developing nations
                                                                          --Integrated assessment
                                                                          --International air pollution transport
                                                                          --Integrated planning of air pollution and climate mitigation

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                                                                          Stephen Whalen

                                                                          Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

                                                                          Phone: (919) 966-9895
                                                                          Email: Steve_Whalen@unc.edu

                                                                          Nutrient cycling; greenhouse gas production and dynamics
                                                                          --Nutrient (N,C) cycling dynamics in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
                                                                          --The effects of nutrient (N,C) cycling dynamics on primary productivity and greenhouse gas (N2O, CH4, CO2) exchange with the atmosphere

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                                                                          Peter White

                                                                          Professor, Department of Biology

                                                                          Phone: (919) 962-6939
                                                                          Email: pswhite@unc.edu

                                                                          Plant population & community ecology, conservation biology
                                                                          --Scale dependence in species richness; the distance decay of similarity as an aspect of the distribution of biological diversity
                                                                          --The All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Invasive species, rare plants, and natural area conservation and restoration
                                                                          --Pattern and process in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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                                                                          Erika Wise

                                                                          Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

                                                                          Phone: (919) 843-4762
                                                                          Email: ekwise@email.unc.edu

                                                                          Climatology and dendrochronolgy
                                                                          --Climate variability
                                                                          --Dendroclimatology
                                                                          --Ocean-atmospheric oscillations
                                                                          --Water resources

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                                                                          Emeritus and Retired Faculty

                                                                          Richard "Pete" Andrews

                                                                          Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Policy
                                                                          Joint Professor, Departments of Environmental Science and Engineering and City and Regional Planning
                                                                          Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology

                                                                          Phone: (919) 843-5011
                                                                          Email: pete_andrews@unc.edu

                                                                            Environmental and energy policy, policy instruments and incentives
                                                                            --U.S. and comparative environmental policy
                                                                            --Environmental consequences of public policies
                                                                            --Environmental management by business
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                                                                            John Florin

                                                                            Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography

                                                                            Phone: (919) 962-3879
                                                                            Email: jflorin@email.unc.edu

                                                                            Population geography, medical geography
                                                                            --American agriculture
                                                                            --Cultural geography

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                                                                            Cecil Frost


                                                                            Coordinator, NC Plant Conservation Program (Ret.)
                                                                            NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (Ret.)

                                                                            Phone: (336) 364-1924
                                                                            Email: cecil.frost@earthlink.net

                                                                            Fire ecology; Plant ecology; Landscape ecology
                                                                            --Presettlement fire regimes of the United States
                                                                            --Methods for mapping presettlement fire regimes
                                                                            --Methods for reconstructing presettlement vegetation
                                                                            --Fire relations of rare species
                                                                            --Using landscape fire ecology for restoration and management of public lands

                                                                             

                                                                             

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                                                                            Sam Pearsall

                                                                            SE Land, Water & Wildlife Program Manager Environmental Defense Fund Raleigh, NC (Ret.)

                                                                            Phone: (919) 881-2938
                                                                            Email:spearsall@edf.org

                                                                            Conservation planning, adaptive management, & riparian landscapes
                                                                            --Adaptive management of flows on the lower Roanoke River
                                                                            --Conservation planning for complex, human-influenced landscapes
                                                                            --Ecosystem management and resilience in the context of global (e.g., climate) change

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                                                                            R. Haven Wiley

                                                                            Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology

                                                                            Phone: (919) 962-1340
                                                                            Email: haven_wiley@unc.edu

                                                                            Behavioral ecology of vertebrates; avian social behavior
                                                                            --Evolutionary adaptations in the vocal communication of birds
                                                                            --Mating systems and sexual selection in birds
                                                                            --Individual recognition in the social behavior of birds
                                                                            --Physiological and behavioral mechanisms of dominance hierarchies

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