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Tim Bartley, PhD

Professor of Sociology

  • Forests and climate
  • Transnational governance
  • Global production networks
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Environmental justice
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Arpita Bose, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology and Earth & Planetary Sciences

  • Sustainable bioproduction
  • Carbon sequestration
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Carlos A Botero, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

  • Evolutionary ecology
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Alexander S Bradley, PhD

Associate Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Environmental and biological parameters that produce chemical compounds stored in the geological record
  • Compounds that can be climate proxies
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Jeffrey G Catalano, PhD

Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Biogeochemistry in soils and aquatic system
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David A Fike, PhD

Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Biogeochemical cycling
  • Stable isotope analysis
  • Earth's long-term environmental evolution
  • Past records of Earth's environmental change
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Bret Gustafon, PhD

Associate Professor of Anthropology

  • Corruption in the fossil fuel industry
  • Community resistance to polluting corporations
  • Corporate and academic greenwashing
  • Fossil fuel industry interference in local and state policy making
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Sophia Hayes, PhD

Professor, Department of Chemistry

  • Carbon capture and sequestration
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Jonathan Katz, PhD

Professor of Physics

  • Historical climatology
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Bronwen L Konecky, PhD

Assistant Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Tropical climate variability and change
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Global water cycle
  • Stable isotope and organic geochemistry
  • Paleoclimate modeling and data-model intercomparison
  • Natural drivers of climate change
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Johnelle Lamarque, PhD

Lecturer, Anthropology

  • Environmental and housing issues
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Suzanne Loui, PhD

Lecturer, Environmental Studies

  • Environmental humanities
  • Environmental modernism
  • Public perception of energy technologies
  • Science communication
  • Environmental History
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Frank Lovett, PhD

Professor, Political Science

  • Theories of Freedom
  • Social Justice
  • Rule of Law
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Edward McPherson, MFA

Associate Professor of English

  • Environmental justice
  • Climate Change
  • Radioactive/nuclear legacy
  • Fracking/oil & gas production
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Kim Medley, PhD

Director of Tyson Research Center, Tyson Research Center

  • Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases
  • Urban ecology and evolution
  • Disease vector ecology and evolution
  • Human-environment interactions
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Jonathan Myers, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology

  • Biodiversity & Environmental Change
  • Community Ecology
  • Biogeography
  • Fire & Disturbance Ecology
  • Species Interactions in Changing Environments
  • Forest Ecology
  • Plant Functional Ecology & Ecophysiology
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Tropical Ecology
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Ryan Ogliore, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physics

  • Paleoproxies of climate change


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Rachel Penczykowski, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

  • Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases
  • Plant pathogen interaction with the environment
  • Environmental drivers of disease
  • Effects of diseases on ecosystems
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Bryce Sadtler, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

  • Solar Energy Conversion
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Betsy Sinclair, PhD

Professor, Political Science

  • Changes in attitudes and opinions surrounding climate change
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Jennifer R Smith, PhD

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Understanding the interaction between humans and their environment as recorded in the archeological record
  • Effects of climatic and environmental changes on resources available to people through time
  • Effects of changes in population and technology on human environmental impact
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Steven S Smith, PhD

Kate M. Gregg Distinguished Professor of Social Science, Professor of Political Science

  • Politics of Climate Change
  • Public Attitudes
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William H Smith, PhD

Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Viability and composition of ecological niches
  • Identification of species in oceans
  • Land and urban environments
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Joan Strassmann, PhD

Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology

  • Response of protists like the social amoeba Dictyostelium to warming soil temperatures
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Edythe Weeks, PhD

Adjunct Faculty and Fulbright Specialist, Political Science

  • Outer Space and Polar Law & Politics
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Katie Westby, PhD

Staff Scientist, Tyson Research Center

  • Mosquito ecology and evolution
  • Anthropogenic impacts on mosquitoes
  • Disease ecology
  • Urban evolutionary ecology
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Douglas Wiens, PhD

Robert S. Brookings Distinguished Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Global sea level rise
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Michael Wysession, PhD

​Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Earth Structure
  • Energy Systems
  • Geoscience Education
  • Geoscience Literacy
  • Seismology
  • STEM Education