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Faculty & Staff

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Faculty

Daniel Belknap

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

Nancy Bertler

Nancy Bertler
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
None listed.

Sean Birkel

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

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
Post Doctoral Associate, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
None listed.

Fei Chai

Fei Chai
Professor and Director of School of Marine Sciences; Cooperating Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
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

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.

Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall

Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall
Assistant Research Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
Paleoecology, Paleohydrology, Environmental reconstruction, Paleoclimatology, Plant ecology, Insect ecology (Chironomidae)

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
Post Doctoral Associate
 
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

Brenda Hall

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

Gordon Hamilton

Gordon Hamilton
Associate Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Earth & Climate Sciences
 
Interests:
Glaciology; Remote Sensing; ice sheets; sea level rise; Greenland; Antarctica; GPS geodesy

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

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, Adaptive Management, Decision Analysis, and Sustainability Science.

Bob Kates

Bob Kates
Presidential Professor of Sustainability Science
 
Interests:
hazards, climate, adaptation, 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

I. Marianne Lagerklint

I. Marianne Lagerklint
Research Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
None listed.

Kirk Allen Maasch

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

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

Brian McGill

Brian McGill
Cooperating Assistant Professor
 
Interests:
None listed.

Lou McNally

Lou McNally
Research Assistant Professor
 
Interests:
None listed.

Debra Meese

Debra Meese
Research Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
None listed.

Matthew Nisbet

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

Robert Northington

Robert Northington
Post-doctoral Research Associate
 
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

Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson
Professor, Climate Change Institute & Mechanical Engineering
 
Interests:
Biological-Physical Interactions, Elastic waves and dynamics; experimental and analytical solutions; applications in biomechanics, materials and manufacturing, Ocean Observing Systems

Aaron Putnam

Aaron Putnam
Research Associate, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
Glacial geomorphology and geochronology; Climate Dynamics

Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson
Assistant Professor
 
Interests:
None listed.

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
 
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.

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

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 Associate Professor
 
Interests:
None listed.

Nicole Spaulding

Nicole Spaulding
Postdoctoral Associate
 
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.

Jeffrey Thaler

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

Marcus Vandergoes

Marcus Vandergoes
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute
 
Interests:
Quaternary climate change and paleoecology (particularly in the Southern Hemisphere), geomorphology and Antarctic glaciology.

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

Melinda A. Zeder

Melinda A. Zeder
Curator of Old World Archaeology and Archaeozoology, Senior Research Scientist
 
Interests:
Domestication, Agricultural Origins, Archaeozoology,Near Eastern Archaeology

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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