Department of Environmental Sciences

Faculty Research Interests and Research Web Pages

Our faculty in the Department of Environmental Sciences have expertise in many areas, some of the topics include: Earth surface processes, hydrogeology, aquatic ecosystems, land and water remediation, environmental conservation, ecosystem ecology, and global environmental change. Click on any of the faculty names below to view their contact information and profile page.

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
  • Geophysical Imaging
  • In-Situ Technologies

Daryl F. Dwyer

  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Bioremediation and Phytoremediation
  • Natural Attenuation
  • Microbial Physiology and Genetics

Timothy G. Fisher

  • Geomorphology
  • Glacial and Quaternary Geology
  • Quaternary History of the Great Lakes

Inke Forbrich

  • Wetland and ecosystem ecology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Ecosystem-atmosphere interactions

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

  • Pathogen Ecology
  • Public Health Microbiology





Trisha L. Spanbauer

  • Paleolimnology
  • Diatom Ecology and Evolution
  • Ecosystem Resilience

Henry M. Streby

  • Avian Ecology
  • Wildlife Management and Conservation
  • Ecological Analysis

Michael N. Weintraub

  • Soil Ecology
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Plant-Soil Interactions
  • Biogeochemistry





Last Updated: 8/2/23