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Faculty & Staff

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Faculty

Katherine Allen

Katherine Allen
Research Assistant Professor (Cooperating)
 
Interests:
marine geology, paleoceanography, carbon cycle, chemical oceanography

Daniel Belknap

Daniel Belknap
Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Earth and Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
Benthic Oceanography

Nancy Bertler

Nancy Bertler
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Victoria University, New Zealand
 
Interests:
None listed.

Sean Birkel

Sean Birkel
Research Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
ice sheet, ice ages, climate, global environment, WRF

Pascal Bohleber

Pascal Bohleber
Visiting postdoctoral researcher
 
Interests:
None listed.

Harold Borns

Harold Borns
Professor Emeritus, Climate Change Institute & School of Earth and Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
Glacial Geology; Founder,Climate Change Institute University of Maine, 1974-1988

Gordon Bromley

Gordon Bromley
Adjunct Assistant Professor
 
Interests:
abrupt climate change, water, ecosystem integrity, ice-sheet stability, glacial geology

Fei Chai

Fei Chai
Professor of Oceanography
 
Interests:
Biological-Physical Interactions, Fisheries Sciences, Ocean Modeling and Prediction, Marine Biogeochemistry, Biological Oceanography, Marine Climate Change

Sudarshan Chawathe

Sudarshan Chawathe
Associate Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Computing and Information Science
 
Interests:
Database management, data mining, information integration, XML, Web, scientific data management

Siwan Davies

Siwan Davies
Visiting Professor (Fulbright Scholar)
 
Interests:
None listed.

Ronald Davis

Ronald Davis
Professor Emeritus, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
Ecology and paleoecology (pollen, plant macrofossils, diatoms, geochemistry)

George Denton

George Denton
Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Earth and Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
None listed.

Phillip Dickens

Phillip Dickens
 
Interests:
None listed.

Daniel Dixon

Daniel Dixon
Research Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
Sustainability Climate Change Antarctica Ice Core Chemistry Global Change Atmospheric Circulation Southern Hemisphere

Ellyn Enderlin

Ellyn Enderlin
Research Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Earth and Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
glaciology, glacier dynamics, tidewater glaciers, ice-ocean interactions

James Fastook

James Fastook
Cooperating Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
None listed.

Ivan J. Fernandez

Ivan J. Fernandez
Distinguished Maine Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Forest Resources
 
Interests:
soils, forest soils, biogeochemistry, watersheds, atmospheric deposition, climate change, carbon, acidification, ecological stoichiometry

Jacquelyn Gill

Jacquelyn Gill
Assistant Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology
 
Interests:
paleoecology, biogeography, vegetation, extinction, climate change, plant-herbivore interactions

Katherine Glover

Katherine Glover
Postdoctoral Research Associate
 
Interests:
None listed.

Bjorn Grigholm

Bjorn Grigholm
Research Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
None listed.

Brenda Hall

Brenda Hall
Associate Professor of Glacial and Quaternary Studies
 
Interests:
Quaternary, glacial geology, geochronology, Antarctica

Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall
Anne M. and Robert T. Bass Chair of Earth Systems and Geoscience, College of the Atlantic
 
Interests:
Geomorphology, Geochronology, Paleoclimate, Active Tectonics, Surface Exposure Dating

Roger LeB. Hooke

Roger LeB. Hooke
Research Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Earth and Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
Geomorphology, Glaciology, Glacial Geology

Terence Hughes

Terence Hughes
Professor Emeritus, Climate Change Institute & School of Earth and Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
glaciology, glacial ice sheets, abrupt climate change

Cindy Isenhour

Cindy  Isenhour
Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Cooperating Faculty Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
climate policy; embodied energy; consumption

George Jacobson

George Jacobson
Professor Emeritus, Climate Change Institute & School of Biology and Ecology
 
Interests:
climatology, paleoclimatology, ecology, paleoecology, vegetation

Shaleen Jain

Shaleen Jain
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Cooperating Associate Professor, Climate Change Institute; Cooperating Associate Professor, School of Policy and International Affairs
 
Interests:
Hydroclimatology, Environmental Flows, Climate Variability and Change, Hydrosystems Modeling, Water Resources Management and Planning, Adaptive Management, Decision Analysis, and Sustainability Science

David Keefer

David Keefer
Adjunct Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
Peru geoarchaeology landslides earthquakes El Niño

Joseph Kelley

Joseph Kelley
Professor of Marine Geology; Cooperating Professor - Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
coastal geology, marine geology, beach erosion, beach management, salt marshes, sea-level change, seafloor mapping, bluff erosion, coastal zone management, sedimentology, marine geo-archeology

Alice Kelley

Alice Kelley
Asst. Research Prof., Climate Change Institute; Instructor, School of Earth & Climate Sciences; Cooperating Assist. Prof., Department of Anthropology Univeristy of Maine
 
Interests:
geoarchaeology archaeological geologysurficial geologygeomorphologyground-penetrating radarcultural resource managementdam removal

Peter Koons

Peter Koons
Professor of Geodynamics; Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
None listed.

Karl Kreutz

Karl Kreutz
Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Earth & Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
Paleoclimatology, glaciology, geochemistry

Andrei Kurbatov

Andrei Kurbatov
Associate Research Professor, Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
volcanology, ice cores, tephra, dust, climate, Allan Hills, Detroit Plateau

Danielle Levesque

Danielle Levesque
Assistant Professor of Mammalogy and Mammalian Health, School of Biology and Ecology, & Cooperating Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
small mammal, physiology, torpor, hibernation, microclimate

Bradfield Lyon

Bradfield Lyon
Associate Research Professor, Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
climate analysis, climate extremes, climate change, impacts of climate variability and change

Kirk Allen Maasch

Kirk Allen Maasch
Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Earth and Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
climate, climate change, climate modeling

John Mahon

John Mahon
John M. Murphy Chaired Professor of International Business Policy and Strategy and Professor of Management, Maine Business School
 
Interests:
None listed.

Paul Andrew Mayewski

Paul Andrew Mayewski
Director & Distinguished Maine Professor, Climate Change Institute; School of Earth & Climate Sciences; School of Marine Sciences; School of Policy and International Affairs
 
Interests:
Glaciology, Climate Change, Paleoclimate, Ice Cores, Glaciochemistry

Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie

Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie
 
Interests:
None listed.

Brian McGill

Brian McGill
Cooperating Assistant Professor
 
Interests:
None listed.

Lou McNally

Lou McNally
Research Assistant Professor
 
Interests:
None listed.

Alexander More

Alexander More
Assistant Research Professor
 
Interests:
climate change, health, planetary health, geohealth, history, science, pollution, welfare, healthcare, ice cores

Peter Neill

Peter Neill
Research Associate
 
Interests:
world ocean observatory, ocean, world ocean radio, sustainability, marine affairs, water, drought, fresh water

Matthew Nisbet

Matthew Nisbet
Adjunct Associate Professor
 
Interests:
Science Communication, Risk Communication, Environmental Communication, Public Opinion Research, Media Sociology, Science Policy, Environmental Politics

Charles Norchi

Charles Norchi
Benjamin Thompson Professor of Law in the University of Maine School of Law and Fulbright-Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Iceland) Arctic Scholar
 
Interests:
None listed.

Robert Northington

Robert Northington
Research Assistant Professor
 
Interests:
None listed.

Stephen Norton

Stephen Norton
Distinguished Maine Professor, Professor Emeritus, Climate Change Institute & School of Earth and Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
Aquatic geochemistry, paleolimnology

Andrea Nurse

Andrea Nurse
Paleoecology Research Associate, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
palynology, pollen studies, lake level studies, paleoecology research

Brian Olsen

Brian Olsen
Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Biology & Ecology
 
Interests:
Evolutionary Ecology; Adaptive Capacity; Demography; Ornithology; Behavioral Ecology; Sexual Selection

Gordon Oswald

Gordon Oswald
Research Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
Radio echo soundingSubglacial interfaces and waterglaciology

Andrew Pershing

Andrew Pershing
Associate Professor
 
Interests:
Biological-Physical Interactions, Fisheries Sciences, Ocean Modeling and Prediction, Biological Oceanography, Marine Climate Change

Aaron Putnam

Aaron Putnam
Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Climate Sciences & Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
Glacial geomorphology and geochronology; Climate Dynamics

Laura RIckard

Laura RIckard
Assistant Professor
 
Interests:
risk communication; risk perception; climate change communication; attribution of responsibility; human dimensions of natural resource issues

Paul ("Jim") Roscoe

Paul ("Jim") Roscoe
Professor of Anthropology and Cooperating Professor of Climate Change Studies
 
Interests:
Anthropology of climate change, ecological anthropology, war, social and political evolution, New Guinea, Polynesia

Dan Sandweiss

Dan Sandweiss
Professor, Climate Change Institute & Department of Anthropology; Cooperating Professor, School of Earth and Climate Sciences; Director, School of Policy and International Affairs
 
Interests:
Archaeology, Peru, El Niño, Fishing, Maritime Adaptations

David Sanger

David Sanger
Professor Emeritus Anthropology and Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
archaeology; Northeast North America; maritime adaptations; geoarchaeology

Jasmine Saros

Jasmine Saros
Associate Director & Professor Climate Change Institute & School of Biology & Ecology
 
Interests:
lakes, paleolimnology, climate change, nitrogen deposition, diatoms, phytoplankton ecology

W.G. Sayre

W.G. Sayre
Adjunct Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
None listed.

Joerg Schaefer

Joerg Schaefer
Adjunct Professor
 
Interests:
None listed.

Molly Schauffler

Molly Schauffler
Assistant Research Professor, School of Earth & Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
science education; environmental monitoring; paleoecology; community-based science; climate change education

Anton Seimon

Anton Seimon
Adjunct Assistant Professor
 
Interests:
None listed.

Jefferson Simoes

Jefferson Simoes
Visiting Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
Antarctic and South American paleoclimatologyIce core environmental interpretationGlaciochemistryAntarctic and Andean Glaciology

Bill Sneed

Bill Sneed
Research Associate Professor
 
Interests:
Glaciology, remote sensing

Kristin Sobolik

Kristin Sobolik
Adjunct Professor, Climate Change Institute; Dean, College of LIberal Arts, Wright State University
 
Interests:
Paleonutrition Archaeology Archaeobiology Prehistory

Marcella Sorg

Marcella Sorg
Research Professor
 
Interests:
None listed.

Nicole Spaulding

Nicole Spaulding
Research Assistant Professor
 
Interests:
Glacial geology, ice core chemistry, and climate dynamics, physical properties of firn

J. Curt Stager

J. Curt Stager
Adjunct Professor, Climate Change Institute; Professor, Paul Smith's College
 
Interests:
Paleoecology, limnology, evolution and climate change.Current focus: tropical climate changes of the last millennium.

Aaron Strong

Aaron Strong
 
Interests:
None listed.

Jeffrey Thaler

Jeffrey Thaler
Visiting Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
Renewable energy, climate change policy and law, energy economics and externalities

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas
Professor
 
Interests:
Ocean plankton patterns, Biological-physical interactions, Satellite oceanography, Digital image processing, Marine Climate Change

Gregory Zaro

Gregory Zaro
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Climate Change
 
Interests:
Archaeological Method and Theory, Complex Societies, Human/Environment Relationship, Historical Ecology, Agricultural Landscapes, Intensification, Geoarchaeology, Indigenous/Spanish Colonial Encounters, Urbanism, Mesoamerica, Andes, Eastern Adriatic

Staff

Rebecca Addessi

Rebecca Addessi
Accounting Support Specialist
 
Interests:
None listed.

Michael Handley

Michael Handley
ICPMS Laboratory Manager
 
Interests:
None listed.

Douglas Introne

Douglas Introne
Assistant Director- Stable Isotope Lab
 
Interests:
None listed.

Betty Lee

Betty Lee
Assistant Director
 
Interests:
None listed.

Misa Saros

Misa Saros
A2C2 IGERT Program Coordinator
 
Interests:
None listed.

Sharon Sneed

Sharon Sneed
Lab Manager
 
Interests:
analytical chemistry, glaciochemistry
 

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