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Biological Sciences
Nancy A. Auer Fish ecology, larval fish biology, aquatic ecology naauer@mtu.edu
Susan T. Bagley, emerita Environmental microbiology, bio-based fuels and bio-polymers, bioremediation, microbial control stbagley@mtu.edu
Rupali Datta Plant Biochemistry, Environmental Remediation, Plant-Microbe Interactions
rupdatta@mtu.edu
Casey J. Huckins Aquatic ecology, fish biology cjhuckin@mtu.edu
W. Charles Kerfoot
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  Great Lakes Research Center
Aquatic ecology, predator-prey interactions, lake ecosystems, chemical defenses, paleoecology, limnology
wkerfoot@mtu.edu
Amy Marcarelli
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biogeochemistry, streams and rivers, ecosystem ecology, energy and nutrient cycling ammarcar@mtu.edu
Chemistry
Sarah A. Green Oceanographic Institution Environmental chemistry, Great Lakes biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, radical reactions, photochemistry sgreen@mtu.edu
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Martin T. Auer
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Cladophora, Phosphorus bioavailability, Diporeia, Lake Superior lower food web, Sediment modeling
mtauer@mtu.edu
Brian D. Barkdoll
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water distribution systems, scour and erosion, stream restoration, stormwater low impact development, hydraulics barkdoll@mtu.edu
Jennifer G. Becker Bioremediation of chlorinated solvents and other groundwater contaminants, bioenergy, wastewater treatment, biological treatment processes, environmental microbiology, and microbial ecology jgbecker@mtu.edu
Paul Doskey Environmental dynamics of climate-forcing gases, aerosol precursors, organic aerosols
pvdoskey@mtu.edu
Veronica Griffis
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Water resources, uncertainty analysis, flood frequency and analysis of extreme events, impacts of climate and land use changes
vgriffis@mtu.edu
David W. Hand Advanced oxidation processes, adsorption processes, water reuse, drinking water treatment, pollution prevention, environmental engineering software design tools dwhand@mtu.edu
Neil J. Hutzler, emeritus Fate and transport of chemicals in soils and groundwater, risk analysis, soil vapor extraction systems, water distribution system design hutzler@mtu.edu
Alex S. Mayer Human-biophysical interactions in water systems, water resources management, watershed modeling, and groundwater flow, transport, and remediation asmayer@mtu.edu
Daisuke Minakata Water and wastewater treatment, management, and reuse, Application of computational chemistry and molecular modeling dminakat@mtu.edu
Judith A. Perlinger
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Air quality, water quality
jperl@mtu.edu
Eric A. Seagren In situ bioremediation, nonaqueous phase liquid contaminants, biological treatment processes, treatment systems for urban stormwater runoff, use of recycled waste eseagren@mtu.edu
Noel R. Urban
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Biogeochemistry, surface water quality, wetlands, impacts of human activities on the environment
nurban@mtu.edu
David W. Watkins
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System dynamics modeling, Seasonal hydroclimate forecasting, Climate change risk assessment, Integrated water resources management, Robust decision-making
dwatkins@mtu.edu
Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences
Suzanne J. Beske-Diehl, emerita   Paleomagnetism, rock magnetism, sedimentology, geophysics
sbeske-d@mtu.edu
John S. Gierke
water supply exploration and development, water treatment, remote sensing jsgierke@mtu.edu
Jason Gulley
 
Geomorphology, glaciology, groundwater/hydrology, karst hydrology/geology jdgulley@mtu.edu
Colleen Mouw
 
Oceanography/limnology, aquatic remote sensing (oceans/lakes), aquatic biogeochemistry, phytoplankton ecology, impact of environmental change on ocean/lake systems cbmouw@mtu.edu
Alex S. Mayer   Human-biophysical interactions in water systems, water resources management, watershed modeling, and groundwater flow, transport, and remediation asmayer@mtu.edu
Essa L. Paterson hydrogeology, remotes sensing, watershed protection
elgross@mtu.edu
Wayne D. Pennington Petroleum geophysics, well logging, seismology, induced seismicity wayne@mtu.edu
William I. Rose, emeritus    Volcanology, geochemistry, remote sensing, volcano/atmosphere interactions, global change
raman@mtu.edu
Humanities
R. Craig Waddell
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Examining and facilitating public participation in deliberative decision-making on such issues as environmental protection, neighborhood/community enhancement, and global poverty relief; and the relationship of the following to this end: classical rhetoric; risk communication; journalism; qualitative research methods cwaddell@mtu.edu
Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)
Colin Brooks Environmental Science colin.brooks@mtu.edu
Liza (Liversedge) Jenkins Environmental Science liza.liversedge@mtu.edu
Nathaniel Jessee Environmental Science nljessee@mtu.edu
School of Business & Economics
William S. Breffle Latent-class modeling; optimal design of conjoint choice experiments; the economics of outdoor recreation; restoration of fishing and other ecological services impaired by releases of contaminants; estimating willingness to pay to avoid marginal changes in the risk of mortality from different illnesses and motor vehicle accidents wsbreffl@mtu.edu
Gary A. Campbell Mineral economics, natural resource economics and policy, sustainability and mining gacampbe@mtu.edu
Thomas Merz Applied microeconomics theory, game theory, public sector economics
temerz@mtu.edu
Daya Muralidharan, adjunct Water management and drainage in agriculture, Groundwater management, Forest use in developing economies, Groundwater quality externalities dmuralid@mtu.edu
School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science (SFRES)
Molly A. Cavaleri Forest canopy structure and function, forest response to global change, carbon and water cycling through forests, tree ecophysiology, stable isotope ecology, invasive tree species macavale@mtu.edu
Rodney A. Chimner Wetland ecology, ecosystem ecology, global change biology, restoration ecology rchimner@mtu.edu
David J. Flaspohler Conservation biology, ornithology, reproductive ecology of migratory songbirds, behavioral ecology, tropical ecology djflaspo@mtu.edu
Robert E. Froese Ecological modeling, growth and yield, silviculture, GIS, remote sensing, forest mensuration, biometrics, biomass froese@mtu.edu
Margaret R. Gale, emerita/adjunct Forest productivity, quantitative ecology, root ecology, wetland ecology mrgale@mtu.edu
Kathleen E. Halvorsen water policy, social dimensions of climate change, bioenergy policy
kehalvor@mtu.edu
Martin F. Jurgensen Forest soils, soil microbiology, nutrient cycling mfjurgen@mtu.edu
Evan S. Kane Soil carbon, plant/soil relationships, decomposition, dissolved organic carbon, wildfire, black carbon eskane@mtu.edu
Linda M. Nagel, adjunct Silviculture, forest vegetation dynamics, tree ecophysiology, invasive plants
lmnagel@mtu.edu
Blair D. Orr Economics, international forestry bdorr@mtu.edu
Thomas G. Pypker, adjunct Forest hydrology, micrometeorology, carbon cycling, stable isotopes, tree physiology tgpypker@mtu.edu
James M. Schmierer Sustainable management of forest resources
jmschmie@mtu.edu
Amy J. Schrank aquatic conservation and monitoring, fish communities, stream ecology, amphibian conservation ajschran@mtu.edu
Kenneth J. Vrana
  Isle Royale Institute
Science, education, and resource management on Isle Royale and Lake Superior kjvrana@mtu.edu
Joseph W. Wagenbrenner
Forest hydrology, Effects of wildfire on hydrological process, Erosion and sediment transport, Land use/disturbance hydrology, Mitigation of post-fire runoff and erosion
jwwagenb@mtu.edu
Social Sciences
Melissa F. Baird Extractive industries and heritage, cultural landscapes, critical heritage theory, indigenous anthropologies, expert knowledge, ethnographic methods, politics of archaeology mfbaird@mtu.edu
Mary Durfee World politics, international law, international management of the North American Great Lakes. I would be particularly interested in working with students who want to explore the nature of modern sovereignty through the lens of international law. mhdurfee@mtu.edu
Hugh Gorman The historical interactions between science, technology, policy, and human interactions with the environment hsgorman@mtu.edu
Kathleen E. Halvorsen water policy, social dimensions of climate change, bioenergy policy
kehalvor@mtu.edu
Nancy E. Langston Environmental history of Lake Superior, extractive industries and the north, watershed changes nelangs3@mtu.edu
Carol A. MacLennan Environmental anthropology; anthropology of industry (mining, sugar); Hawai`i and the Pacific; anthropology of public policy camac@mtu.edu
Patrick E. Martin Historical archaeology, industrial archaeology, eastern U.S. prehistory pemartin@mtu.edu
Susan R. Martin, emerita Native American technologies, industrial heritage, history of anthropology srmartin@mtu.edu
Emma S. Norman Water Governance, Political Geography, Cultural and Political Ecology esnorman@mtu.edu
Timothy Scarlett Historical and industrial archaeology, Mormons and the American intermountain West, ecobiography and landscape studies, globalization, ceramic technologies, archaeological and materials sciences scarlett@mtu.edu
Bruce E. Seely Transportation history, especially development of American highways; history of engineering and engineering education; industrial archaeology; American iron and steel industry; societal implications of nanotechnology bseely@mtu.edu
Visual & Performing Arts
Mary Ann Beckwith, emerita
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watercolor, watermedia art mabeckwi@mtu.edu
Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics & Env. Education
Joan F. Schumaker Chadde
  WUP Center
K-12 Education, Teacher Professional Development, Community Outreach, Water Quality/Watershed Management, Great Lakes jchadde@mtu.edu
 

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