Department of Environmental Sciences

Faculty Research Interests and Research Web Pages

Department of Environmental Sciences faculty have expertise in many areas, including: Earth surface processes, hydrogeology, aquatic ecosystems, land and water remediation, environmental conservation, ecosystem ecology, and global environmental change. Follow the links below to view full faculty profiles.

 Faculty Research Interests
Heidi Appel
  • Chemical ecology of plant-insect interactions
  • Plant detection of insect herbivores
Richard Becker
Environmental applications of
remote sensing and GIS including:
  • Land subsidence
  • Toxic algal blooms
  • Groundwater resources
Jonathan M. Bossenbroek
  • Invasion, Landscape, and Watershed Ecology
  • Modeling Dispersal Mechanisms
  • Predicting Habitat Suitability
Thomas B. Bridgeman
  • limnology of large lake ecosystems
  • pelagic zooplankton and phytoplankton community ecology
  • impact of invasive species on lake ecosystems
Mark J. Camp
  • Invertebrate Paleontology/Paleoecology
  • Non-marine Mollusca
  • History of the Building Stone
    and Clay Minerals Industry
  • History of Geology
 Todd D. Crail
  • Undergraduate Learning and Engagement
  • Undergraduate Field-Based Research
  • Eastern North American Community Ecology
 Kennedy O. Doro
  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Environmental geophysics
  • In-situ technologies
 Daryl F. Dwyer
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Bioremediation, Phytoremediation
  • Natural Attenuation
  • Microbial Physiology, Genetics
 Timothy G. Fisher
  • Geomorphology
  • Glacial and Quaternary Geology
  • Quaternary History of the Great Lakes
Scott A. Heckathorn
  • Plant Physiological Ecology
  • Biochemistry
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Heat-Shock Proteins
William D. Hintz
  • Community Ecology
  • Fisheries
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Limnology
  • Environmental Pollution
David E. Krantz
  • Coastal and Marine Geology
  • Oceanography
  • Quaternary Geology
James M. Martin-Hayden
  • General Hydrogeology
  • Hydrogeologic Field Methods
  • Numerical Groundwater Modeling
Christine M. Mayer
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Invertebrate-Fish Predator-Prey Interactions
  • Organism-Habitat Modification
  • Introduced Species
Daryl L. Moorhead
  • Systems Ecology
  • Process Modeling
  • Coupled Energy and Nutrient Flows
  • Microbial-Mediated Decomposition
Song Qian
  • Environmental and ecological statistics
  • Bayesian hierarchical models
  • Water quality and watershed modeling
  • Stream ecosystem response to disturbance
Jeanine Refsnider
  • Vertebrate zoology
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Conservation biology
Von Sigler
  • Environmental transmission of pathogens
  • Public health impact of land-application of municipal biosolids
  • Environmental prevalence and
    fate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Trisha L. Spanbauer
  • Paleolimnology
  • Diatom Ecology and Evolution
  • Ecosystem Resilience
Alison L. Spongberg
  • Environmental Geochemistry of Sediments and Water
  • Fate and Transport of Hazardous Contaminants
Henry M. Streby
  • Avian Ecology
  • Wildlife Management and Conservation
  • Ecological Analysis
Michael N. Weintraub
  • Soil Ecology
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Plant-Soil Interactions
  • Biogeochemistry
Last Updated: 9/17/19