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Michael Berger

Clinical Assistant Professor 360-546-9347 WSU Vancouver VLIB 210U14204 NE SALMON CREEK AVENUE

  • Role of environmental gradients on marine invertebrate life-history
  • Ecology, physiology, and larval biology of marine invertebrates
  • Teaching innovations and pedagogy
  • Michael Berger Lab
  • Michael Berger CV

Stephen Bollens

Professor Director Multi-Campus Planning and Strategic Initiative sbollens@wsu.edu 360-546-9116 WSU Vancouver ELS 230Q

Matthew Carroll

Professor carroll@wsu.edu 509-335-2235 WSU Pullman TROY 330

  • Human response to both the threat and reality of uncontrolled fire in the residential/forest interface
  • Social issues surrounding controlled and uncontrolled wild-land fire.
  • Matthew Carroll CV

Catherine Cooper

Associate Professor cmcooper@wsu.edu 509-335-1501 WSU Pullman WEBSTER 1148

  • Geodynamics
  • Plate tectonics/mantle convection
  • Planetary evolution
  • Lithospheric creation and deformation
  • Early earth processes
  • Catherine Cooper CV

Allan Felsot

Professor afelsot@wsu.edu WSU Tri Cities 509-372-7365

  • Environmental chemistry and toxicology
  • Probabilistic risk assessments of environmental contaminants and exposure science
  • Entomology and integrated pest management
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Allan Felsot CV

Alex Fremier

Associate Professor alex.fremier@wsu.edu 509-335-8689 WSU Pullman PACCAR ETB 356 Courses: SOE275, SOE315, SOE430

  • Ecology; Fluvial geomorphology
  • Authority corridors – Mapping the legal-ecological landscape
  • Flow webs – Quantitative analysis of energy in food webs
  • Drones (UAVs) – Application of UAVs in ecological discovery
  • Headwater-dependent systems – Resilience of water resource systems across the Americas
  • Microplastics in fish: Microplastics in the food web of the Amazon River
  • Riverine Ecology Lab
  • Alex Fremier CV
Caren Goldberg

Caren Goldberg

Assistant Professor caren.goldberg@wsu.edu 509-335-3673 WSU Pullman HEALD 417

  • Detection of rare species using environmental DNA
  • Impacts of landscape and climate change on functional connectivity of amphibian populations
  • Conservation genetics of reintroduction efforts
  • Hybridization and adaptation in novel ecosystems
  • Caren Goldberg Publications

Stephanie Hampton

Professor Director CEREO s.hampton@wsu.edu 509-335-6750 WSU Pullman PACCAR ETB 260

John Harrison

Professor john_harrison@wsu.edu 360-546-9210 WSU Vancouver VANCOUVER SCI. & ENG. 230B

  • Sources, fate and effects of nitrogen and phosphorus over-enrichment of rivers, lakes, and coastal waters
  • The role of dams and reservoirs as agents of biogeochemical change, including greenhouse gas production
  • Biogeochemical fluxes and transformations at the sediment-water interface
  • Stormwater infrastructure effects on nutrient transport
  • John Harrison CV
  • John Harrison Lab

Stephen Henderson

Associate Professor steve_henderson@wsu.edu 360-546-9268 WSU Vancouver 230L, ENG LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING

Stephen Katz

Associate Professor steve.katz@wsu.edu 509-335-8848 WSU Pullman PACCAR ETB 438

  • Statistical modelling of multivariate time series. We are currently developing new multivariate statistical tools for the analysis of ecological communities that reveal quantitative measures of the interactions of creatures with each other and their environment, and also quantitative measures of overall ecosystem stability in the face of perturbations such as management actions or climate variability.
  • Conceptual Modelling of the FEW Nexus. We are beginning a new, NSF-funded program in applied epistemology and conceptual analysis examining the dynamics, trade-offs and stability at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water systems in the Columbia River Basin as part of a larger collaboration on resilience in the provisioning capacity of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Habitat Restoration in the Pacific Northwest. We continue a decades-long project to evaluate large-scale decision making in habitat management across the Pacific Northwest using applied semantics and ecoinformatics to ask questions such as “are we being efficient or effective with the billions of dollars spent on habitat restoration in the last 20 years?”
  • Local-scale climate variability impacts. We are continuing projects that use data confederation methods to evaluate how short-term climate variability affects local regional eco-systems and human-natural coupled systems, such as how the changing frequency of extreme events may have affected regional fisheries and other maritime activity?
  • Steve Katz CV

C Kent Keller

Director, School of the Environment Professor ckkeller@wsu.edu 509-335-3040 WSU Pullman Webster 1226 PACCAR 354

  • Groundwater and Critical-Zone biogeochemistry
  • Chemical weathering, chemical denudation, and C exports from terrestrial ecosystems
  • Nutrient cycling and nutrient budgets in agroecosystems
  • Environmental isotopes in biogeochemical studies
  • CK Keller CV

Allyson Beall King

Clinical Associate Professor Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs SoE abeall@wsu.edu 509-335-4037 WSU Pullman FULMER 208

Marc Kramer

Associate Professor marc.kramer@wsu.edu 360-546-9452 WSU Vancouver VAN SCI 230C

  • Interactions among climate, the biosphere and the pedosphere
  • The structure and function of the Earth’s surface from a biogeochemical perspective — particularly in the context of climate change and the forcing factors that drive earth surface structure and function
  • Mechanisms of carbon stabilization in soil and the biogeochemical effects of winds on the earth’s surface
  • Marc Kramer Lab
  • Marc Kramer CV

Peter Larson

Professor plarson@wsu.edu 509-335-3095 WSU Pullman WEBSTER 1046

  • Stable isotope geochemistry
  • Yellowstone hot springs
  • Metal resources
  • Magma genesis
  • Peter Larson CV

Sean Long

Associate Professor sean.p.long@wsu.edu 509-335-8868 WSU Pullman WEBSTER 1155

  • The structural evolution of contractional mountain belts and continental extensional provinces
  • Undergraduate courses: SOE 210: Earth’s History and Evolution; SOE 320: Sedimentary Petrology and Sedimentation; SOE 340: Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics; SOE 408: Field Geology
  • Graduate courses: SOE 541: Orogenic Systems; SOE 542: Extensional Tectonics
  • Sean Long CV
  • Sean Long website

Jeff Manning

Assistant Professor jeff.manning@wsu.edu  (509) 335-3009 WSU Pullman 404 Heald Hall Quantitative Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Lab: https://labs.wsu.edu/manning/

  • Quantitative wildlife ecology
  • Species interactions
  • Wildlife habitat relationships / resource selection
  • Population estimation
  • Population responses to individual behaviors
  • Threatened and endangered species conservation
Jen McIntyre

Jenifer McIntyre

Assistant Professor jen.mcintyre@wsu.edu 253-445-4650 Puyallup Research & Extension Center, Aquatic Toxicology Lab

  • Toxic impacts of urban runoff and other complex chemical mixtures to aquatic animals, particularly species native to the Pacific Northwest
  • Source control of toxic chemicals to urban runoff and other anthropogenic chemical mixtures
  • Green infrastructure biological effectiveness for preventing toxicity to aquatic animals
  • Jenifer McIntyre CV

Arjan Meddens

Assistant Professor 509-335-8570 arjan.meddens@wsu.edu WSU Pullman Troy 324

Dr. J. Menard

Julie M. Menard

Instructor 509-335-1228 julie.menard@wsu.edu Webster 446A WSU Pullman

  • Planetary Science
  • Geoscience Education
Kevan Moffatt

Kevan Moffett

Assistant Professor kevan.moffett@wsu.edu 360-546-9413 WSU Vancouver VSCI ROOM 230P

  • Urban Ecohydrology
  • Intertidal Ecohydrology and Ecogeomorphology
  • Post-wildfire Ecohydrology
  • Kevan Moffett CV
Barry Moore

Barry Moore

Associate Professor bcmoore@wsu.edu 509-335-4006 WSU Pullman JOHNSON 189

  • The movements and effects of pollutants in freshwater ecosystems, particularly on the ecological and management implications of sediment/water interactions
  • The ecology, analysis, remote sensing, and management of aquatic macrophytes because of their structural and functional roles in eutrophic lake ecosystems
  • Evaluation of hypolimnetic oxygenation and aluminum sulfate injection for reducing internal nutrient cycling in eutrophic lakes
  • The relationship between sediment heavy metal contamination and morphological deformities in larval chironomids (midges).

Marcia Ostrom

Associate Professor mrostrom@wsu.edu 509-663-8181 WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources Wenatchee

  •  Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Agrifood Movements
  • Agricultural and Food Policy
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Marcia Ostrom CV
Charlie Robbins

Charles Robbins

Professor ctrobbins@wsu.edu 509-335-1119 WSU Pullman EASTLICK 373

  • Nutritional requirements of bears
  • Interactions between bears and people
  • Hibernation physiology
  • Charles Robbins CV
Sarah Roley

Sarah Roley

Assistant Professor sarah.roley@wsu.edu 509-372-7449 WSU Tri Cities East 134

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Nitrogen and phosphorus cycling
  • Water quality in agricultural watershed
  • Linking ecosystem processes and microbial communities
  • Sarah Roley CV
Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens

Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens

Associate Professor
rollboll@wsu.edu
360-546-9115
WSU Vancouver
VELS 230A

  • Biological Oceanography and Aquatic Ecology, with primary expertise in the population and community ecology of plankton.
  • Trophic role of heterotrophic planktonic protists 2-200 µm in size (“microzooplankton”) and metazoan planktonic animals 200-2,000 µm in size (“mesozooplankton”) as mediators of carbon and energy flow from primary producers to higher trophic levels such as invertebrates and fish, and especially how these small grazers influence the dynamics of harmful algal blooms and impact ecosystems when introduced to novel environments.
  • Interdisciplinary studies across the domains of aquatic science, political science, and science education.
  • Aquatic Ecology Lab
  • Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens CV
Rod Sayler

Rodney Sayler

Associate Professor
rdsayler@wsu.edu
509-335-6167
WSU Pullman
HEALD 413A

  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Conservation Science
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Conservation (birds, mammals, amphibians)
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Wetland and Palouse Prairie Ecology

William E. Schlosser “Dr. Bill”

Faculty
schlosser@wsu.edu
WSU Pullman
HEALD 521

Lisa Shipley

Lisa Shipley

Professor
shipley@wsu.edu
509-335-9182
WSU Pullman
HEALD 425

Deepti Singh

Assistant Professor
deepti.singh@wsu.edu
360-546-9510
WSU Vancouver
VSCI 130

  • Climate change and climate variability: mechanisms and causes
  • Extreme events: mechanisms and attribution
  • Climate Impacts: agriculture, water resources, and air quality
  • Monsoon Climates
  • Deepti Singh CV

Katherine Strickler

Adjunct Faculty and Instructor
k.strickler@wsu.edu
509-335-6435
WSU Pullman
PACCAR ETB 358

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Application of environmental DNA methods for detecting aquatic species
  • Microplastics in freshwater systems and stream biota
  • Science communication and transition of research to practitioners
  • Strickler CV
Mark Swanson

Mark Swanson

Associate Professor markswanson@wsu.edu 509-335-1349 WSU Pullman TROY 320

  • Compositional, structural, and function attributes of early succession on forest sites in the Pacific Northwest
  • Ecology of native large mammals
  • Forest disturbance processes, including fire and volcanic eruption
  • Ad hoc participation in agricultural and horticultural research with partners within WSU
  • Mark Swanson CV

Daniel Thornton

Assistant Professor daniel.thornton@wsu.edu 509-335-3713 WSU Pullman HEALD 513

  • Carnivore ecology and conservation
  • Species distribution modeling and connectivity modeling
  • Impacts of land use and climate change on species
  • Large-scale survey and monitoring
  • Dan Thornton CV
  • Dan Thornton Lab

Jeffrey Vervoort

Professor vervoort@wsu.edu 509-335-5597 WSU Pullman WEBSTER 1048

  • Understand the Earth from the perspective of geochemistry
  • Radiogenic isotopes and geochronology
  • Utilizing radiogenic isotopes as natural tracers of sources and geological processes and also as geochronometers to determine the ages of rocks and geological events
  • Understanding how the Earth formed and how it has evolved through its history and also help constrain the geological processes that are operating on Earth today
  • Worked on a wide range of Earth and planetary materials including meteorites, igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks of all ages, modern sediments and volcanic rocks, and water samples. Vervoort is director of the Radiogenic Isotope and Geochronology Laboratory at WSU.
  • Jeff Vervoort CV
Kara Whitman

Kara Whitman

Instructor, SoE Project Coordinator, Ruckelshaus Center kmwhitman@wsu.edu 509-335-7846 WSU Pullman FULMER 206BC

  • Transformational education strategies for improving scientific literacy for both majors and non-majors in environmental and natural resource sciences.
  • Improving and increasing use of collaborative public policy to address grand environmental challenges that face the Northwest region and the Nation.
  • Addressing complex water quality and quantity issues at a local and regional scale through multi-stakeholder collaboration and cooperation as an alternative (or compliment) to command-and-control strategies (i.e. regulation).
  • Kara Whitman CV

Kurtis Wilkie

Senior Instructor kwilkie@wsu.edu 509-335-2261 WSU Pullman WEBSTER 1027

John Wolff

Professor jawolff@wsu.edu 509-335-2825 WSU Pullman Webster 825

  • Super-eruptions and their outcomes: flood basalts and caldera-forming ignimbrites
  • Causes and consequences of compositional variations in volcanic rocks
  • High-temperature rhyolites
  • John Wolff CV 
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