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J. Alan Yeakley

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School of the Environment Affiliated Faculty

Please note this list may not be a complete listing of all affiliated faculty. If you have questions about this, please email environ@pdx.edu.

 Name         Email  Research Areas  Department
Shelby Anderson ashelby@pdx.edu Past human-environment interactions, particularly the role of social networks in cultural vulnerability or resilience to environmental change            ANTH
Virginia Butler butlerv@pdx.eduArchaeology, zooarchaeology, long term connections between people and animals, applications of zooarchaeology to conservation biology and education, western North America           ANTH
Jeremy Spoon jspoon@pdx.eduLocal ecological knowledge and understanding, political economy, environmental sustainability; mountainous protected areas, place-based spirituality, applied anthropology, public education; mixed methods, South Asia, Native North America, East Africa

Natalie Vasey nvasey@pdx.eduBehavioral ecology, life history adaptations, and evolution of primates, with a focus on the endangered and recently extinct primates of Madagascar           ANTH
David Jay djay@pdx.eduTidal analysis, salmon habitat in the Columbia River basin

Gwynn Johnson gjohnson@pdx.eduGroundwater hydrology, subsurface contaminant transport and fate, environmental chemistry

Scott Wells wellss@pdx.eduDeveloping computer models for the temperature, oxygen levels, algae, plants, and fish in reservoirs, lakes, and rivers in order to maintain their quality              CEE
Randall Bluffstone bluffsto@pdx.edu Environmental and resource economics, including pollution policies, deforestation in low-income countries and the economics of suburban sprawl            ECON
Marion Dresner dresnem@pdx.eduForest ecology, ecology education, qualitative modeling and ecological understanding, and citizen participation in environmental science             ESM
Bill Fish fishw@pdx.eduThe transformation and transport of heavy metals and other contaminants in soil, surface water, sediment, and groundwater systems

Linda George georgel@pdx.eduAtmospheric chemistry, monitoring and modeling of urban air pollutants, assessing human exposure to and perception of air pollutants and climate change, development of measurement techniques for quantifying atmospheric species, investigations of urban climate modification and atmospheric science education             ESM
Jeff Gerwing jgerwing@pdx.eduForest ecology, restoration, and management

Elise Granek graneke@pdx.eduThe transition zone between land and sea examining how coastal and subtidal habitats interact in terms of biotic and abiotic processes

Joe Maser maserj@pdx.eduEffectiveness of wetland mitigation projects to compensate for ecological functions lost due to anthropogenic activities

Jennifer Morse jlmorse@pdx.eduBiogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, urban ecology, wetlands, greenhouse gases, ecosystem restoration, and global change

Max Nielson-Pincus maxnp@pdx.eduEnvironmental legislation and policy, land use and cover change, community-based natural resource management, watershed restoration, wildfire management, sense of place,   landowner psychology, agent-based modeling

Yangdong Pan pany@pdx.eduEnvironmental monitoring and bio-assessment of freshwater

Catherine de Rivera derivera@pdx.eduLimits to and consequences of biological invasions and how ecological factors affect mating behaviors and reproductive success

John Rueter rueterj@pdx.eduHypereutrophication of Upper Klamath Lake as a result of cyanobacteria physiology, how marshes may mitigate these blooms, how we can extract phosphorus using plants, and the difficulty of reaching policy decisions in such a complex system             ESM
Robert Scheller rmschell@pdx.eduHow terrestrial landscapes and the ecosystem services they support change through time in response to diverse influences, including climate change, management, wildfire, insects, and others

Angela Strecker strecker@pdx.eduUnderstanding the effects of human activities on freshwater ecosystems, including food web and community responses to climate change, invasive species, and landscape connectivity             ESM
Mark Systema sytsmam@pdx.eduLimnology and marine and freshwater invasive species biology, ecology, and management including policy development

Alan Yeakley yeakley@pdx.eduEcological system analysis, ecosystem management, forest ecology, hydrological modeling, riparian ecology, urban ecology, watershed biogeochemistry, watershed hydrology             ESM
David Banis  dbanis@pdx.eduMap Design and Production, Maps and Geographic Information, Mapmaking with GIS

Barbara Brower browerb@pdx.eduCultural ecology, mountain geography, Nepal, the western United States, wildland resource conservation and policy, the environmental movement            GEOG
Teresa Bulmanbulmant@pdx.edu Geography education

Heejun Chang changh@pdx.eduHydrology and spatial analysis

Britt Crow-Miller bcrow@pdx.eduPost-Mao China, China in the world, the politics of environment and development, resource management 

Geoffrey Duh jduh@pdx.eduGIS theory and applications, especially in the development of spatial decision support systems using data integration, optimization, and simulation techniques           GEOG
Andrés Holz  andres.holz@pdx.eduForest dynamics, disturbance ecology, climate-fire-human relationships, and biogeography

Martin LaFrenz lafrenz@pdx.eduFluvial geomorphology and soils, urban stream phenomena, the legacy effects of human land use on critical zone processes, community-based watershed monitoring, and mobile GIS           GEOG
Paul Loikith ploikith@pdx.eduRegional climate and climate change, climate and weather extremes, climate model analysis

Hunter Shobe  hshobe@pdx.eduCultural, urban, and political geography, sense of place, urban landscapes, uses of public spaces

Martin Swobodzinski swobod@pdx.eduSpatial decision support, human-computer interaction, individual choice-making behavior, participatory decision making, knowledge discovery and data mining, exploratory data analysis           GEOG
John Bershawbershaw@pdx.edu   

Adam Booth BoothAd@pdx.edu Quantitative geomorphology: landslides, LiDAR, landscape evolution modeling, inverse problems, numerical modeling, remote sensing.            GEOL
Scott Burns

Kenneth Cruikshank cruikshankk@pdx.edu Physical processes relevant to the geosciences, and the quantification and simulation of these processes using numerical methods            GEOL
Andrew Fountain andrew@pdx.edu Climate and hydrological effects of snow and glaciers with related interests in lake ice, river ice, and permafrost            GEOL
Richard C. Hugo hugo@pdx.edu  

Ben Perkins  rperkins@pdx.eduWater and sediment geochemistry

David Percy percyd@pdx.eduGeographical Information Systems, web-GIS, spatial data analysis, computer applications in the earth sciences, computer networking, multi-user databases, field applications of technology           GEOL
Nancy Price  naprice@pdx.edu  

Max Rudolph RudolphM@pdx.eduProblems related to the mechanics of geysers and mud volcanoes, particularly the response of mud volcanoes to earthquakes and processes occurring at the Lusi mud volcano in East Java, Indonesia and at various mud volcanoes along the San Andreas Fault.

Alex Ruzicka ruzickaa@pdx.eduThe origin and evolution of the solar system, with particular emphasis on the petrology and geochemistry of meteorites and their components

Martin Streck streckm@pdx.eduIgneous petrology, volcanology, geochemistry           GEOL
Ashley Streig streig@pdx.edu  

David Ervin ervin@pdx.eduAgricultural Biotechnology and Environmental Management, Business Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Policy Reform, International Trade and Environmental Management

Aslam Khalil aslamk@pdx.edu Global Change Science, reflecting the impact of human activities on the earth's climate and habitability             PHYS
Andrew Rice arice@pdx.edu Better understanding sources and sinks of important atmospheric trace gases using small variations in naturally occurring stable isotopes             PHYS
Erik Sanchez esanchez@pdx.edu Development and implementation of nano-scale imaging techniques. Study of the optical interaction of light and nanometric objects in order to generate enhanced fields for fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy/microscopy. Determination of new applications for Focused Ion / Electron Beam systems towards the study of biological systems using near-field and far-field microscopies.             PHYS
Darrell Brown  darrellb@sba.pdx.eduCorporate social and environmental reporting, the relationship business reporting and business transparency, and the relationship between social and environmental reporting and firm performance

Scott Marshall scottm@sba.pdx.eduProactive environmental strategy, corporate governance and sustainability reporting

Wayne Wakeland  wakeland@pdx.edu Biomedical dynamics, the software development process, criminal justice systems, sustainability, supply chain management, organizational dynamics and systems thinking, simulation & optimization methods            SYSC
Martin Zwick  zwick@pdx.edu Information theoretic modeling, machine learning, theoretical biology, game theory, and systems theory and philosophy             SYSC

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