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    Affiliated and Adjunct Faculty

    Adjunct and Joint Faculty

    Affiliated Faculty

    Adjunct and Joint Faculty

    Richard "Pete" Andrews

    Affiliate Professor, Public Policy
    Adjunct Professor, 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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        Geoffrey Bell

        Lecturer, Environment and Ecology
        Honors Program Faculty Advisor

        33xx Venable Hall
        Phone: (919) 843-9713
        Email: gwbell@email.unc.edu

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

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        Jaye Cable

        Chair, Environment and Ecology
        Adjunct 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

            Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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

            Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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

                  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

                      Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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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                          Allen Hurlbert

                          Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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
                                Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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

                                          Nikhil Kaza

                                          Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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

                                              Adjunct Assistant Professor, Marine Sciences
                                              Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology

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

                                                Phytoplankton ecophysiology and molecular biology
                                                --Combines physiological and molecular approaches in laboratory cultures and natural populations of phytoplankton to investigate microorganism responses to their environment and how they influence ocean biogeochemistry and ecosystem dynamics
                                                --Studying trace metals that are essential for the nutrition of phytoplankton and investigating the effects of predicted future climate changes on phytoplankton communities

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                                                  Benjamin Mirus

                                                  Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences
                                                  Joint faculty in Environment and Ecology

                                                  Phone: (919) 962-0675
                                                  Email: mirus@email.unc.edu

                                                  - Infiltration and groundwater recharge
                                                  - Surface water / groundwater interactions
                                                  - Soil / water / plant dynamics
                                                  - Preferential flow through macropores and fractures
                                                  - Rainfall-runoff processes
                                                  - Landslide initiation and sediment transport
                                                  - Water quality and contaminant transport
                                                  - Inverse modeling and parameter estimation

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                                                  Charles Mitchell

                                                  Adjunct Associate Professor, 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

                                                        Affiliate Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences
                                                        Joint Faculty in Environment and Ecology

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

                                                        --Large scale geologic and modern evolution of coastal environments
                                                        --Climate change and sea level rise

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                                                        Lauren Persha

                                                        Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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

                                                            Adjunct Associate Professor, 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

                                                                  Adjunct Professor, 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

                                                                        Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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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                                                                              Jack Weiss

                                                                              Adjunct Research Associate, Environment and Ecology

                                                                              Phone: (919) 962-5930
                                                                              Email: jack_weiss@unc.edu

                                                                              Biostatistics and quantitative ecology
                                                                              --Applications programming
                                                                              --Statistical design and consulting
                                                                              --Mathematical modeling

                                                                              Courses

                                                                              Ecology 562 (Spring 2007). Statistics for Environmental Scientists.

                                                                              Ecology 562 (Spring 2010). Statistics for Environmental Scientists.

                                                                               

                                                                              Ecology 563 (Spring 2006). Statistical analysis in Ecology and Evolution.

                                                                              Ecology 563 (Fall 2008). Statistical analysis in Ecology and Evolution.

                                                                              Ecology 563 (Fall 2010). Statistical analysis in Ecology and Evolution.

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                                                                              Andrew Yates

                                                                              Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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

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                                                                              Affiliate Faculty

                                                                              Marc J. Alperin

                                                                              Affiliate Associate Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate 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

                                                                              Affiliate Faculty
                                                                              Voit Gilmore Distinguished Professor, Geography

                                                                              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

                                                                              Affiliate Assistant Professor, City & Regional Planning

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

                                                                              System dynamics modeling, spatial analysis, and environmental planning
                                                                              --Regional simulation modeling of urban growth
                                                                              --Developer decision-making in wetland mitigation
                                                                              --Habitat fragmentation
                                                                              --Dynamic effects of wetland mitigation on no net loss
                                                                              --Agent-based fisheries modeling

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                                                                              Larry Benninger

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Research Professor, 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 in the Amazon, especially Ecuador
                                                                              --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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, Western Carolina University, Biology
                                                                              Executive Director, Highlands Biological Station
                                                                              Director, Highlands Field Site, Highlands, NC

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

                                                                              --Evolutionary biology
                                                                              --Biogeography

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                                                                              Elizabeth Dickinson

                                                                              Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School

                                                                              Phone: 919-962-3163
                                                                              Email: Elizabeth_Dickinson@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

                                                                              --Business communication, environmental communication, intercultural communication
                                                                              --Eco-theory and philosophy
                                                                              --Environmental education

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                                                                              Lindsay Dubbs

                                                                              Affiliate 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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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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                                                                              John Florin

                                                                              Affiliate Associate Professor Emeritus, Geography

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

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

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                                                                              F. Joel Fodrie

                                                                              Affiliate Assistant Professor, 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

                                                                              Cecil Frost

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

                                                                              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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                                                                              Patricia Gensel

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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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                                                                              William Gray

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering

                                                                              Phone: (919) 966-3013
                                                                              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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                                                                              Donald T. Hornstein

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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

                                                                              Adjunct Faculty, Western Carolina University, Biology
                                                                              Associate Director, Highlands Biological Station
                                                                              Associate Director, Highlands Field Site, Highlands, NC

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

                                                                              --Stream and wetland ecology
                                                                              --Molecular biology

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                                                                              Andrew Keeler

                                                                              Adjunct Faculty, East Carolina University, Economics
                                                                              Coastal Studies Institute, Manteo, NC
                                                                              Director, Outer Banks Field Site

                                                                              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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Associate Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, Anthropology
                                                                              Fellow, Carolina Population Center

                                                                              Phone: (919) 843-8978
                                                                              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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Faculty
                                                                              William B. Aycock Distinguished Professor

                                                                              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

                                                                              Affiliate Associate Professor, 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

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

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

                                                                              --Environmental microbiology
                                                                              --Marine microbial ecology

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                                                                              Hans Paerl

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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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                                                                              Sam Pearsall

                                                                              Affiliate Faculty
                                                                              SE Land, Water & Wildlife Program Manager Environmental Defense Fund Raleigh, NC

                                                                              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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                                                                              Robert Peet

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, Marine Sciences
                                                                              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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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

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

                                                                              Phone: (252) 726-6841 x160
                                                                              Email: mpiehler@unc.edu

                                                                              Coastal Ecosystem Ecology and Nutrient Dynamics
                                                                              --Primary productivity and N cycling in the coastal land-water interface
                                                                              --Estuarine habitat response to rising water levels
                                                                              --Effects of tidal flow N cycling and primary productivity in coastal streams
                                                                              --Nutrient cycling and primary productivity in shallow lakes

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                                                                              Johnny Randall

                                                                              Affiliate Faculty
                                                                              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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, Geological Sciences
                                                                              Institute for the Environment

                                                                              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

                                                                              Affiliate Assistant Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Research Assistant Professor, Marine Sciences
                                                                              Institute for Marine Sciences

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

                                                                              --Turbulent mixing in shallow systems
                                                                              --Relationship between biological structures (eg coral reefs) and ocean currents

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                                                                              Maria Servedio

                                                                              Affiliate Associate Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Environment
                                                                              Director, Environmental Capstones
                                                                              Director, Sustainable Triangle Field Site

                                                                              Phone: 919-962-0581
                                                                              Email: eshay@email.unc.edu

                                                                              --Land use and transportation

                                                                              --Sustainable community development

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                                                                              Conghe Song

                                                                              Affiliate Assistant Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Assistant Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Associate Professor, Geological Sciences

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

                                                                              Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, Low-Temperature Geochemistry

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                                                                              James Umbanhowar

                                                                              Affiliate Research Assistant Professor, Biology

                                                                              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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Assistant Professor, 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

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

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

                                                                              --Landscape ecology and GIS applications

                                                                              Jason West

                                                                              Affiliate Assistant Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor, 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

                                                                              Affiliate Professor Emeritus, Biology
                                                                              Director, North Carolina Botanical Garden

                                                                              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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                                                                              R. Haven Wiley

                                                                              Affiliate Professor Emeritus, 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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                                                                              Erika Wise

                                                                              Affiliate Assistant Professor, 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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