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E&S Faculty Advising

E&S is inherently interdisciplinary and, therefore, not based in any single department.  Rather it consists of a set of committed faculty in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Arts and Sciences (A&S) who teach and advise undergraduates seeking an integrated understanding of the biological, physical-chemical, social sciences and humanities that must undergird any attempt to understand and resolve environmental issues.  

The Role of Your Advisor

Each student in the E&S major is assigned a faculty advisor based in part on your statement of interest about studies in environmental science and in part on the availability of faculty. Your advisor plays several roles: guiding you through the requirements of the E&S curriculum; helping you to clarify your educational and career goals; suggesting courses to help you meet your particular educational interests and career goals; and serving as a source of information on opportunities and services available to you in your college and the university (e.g., study abroad, internships, career counseling, health and psychological services). If you make the effort to get to know your advisor, she or he also may serve as a reference for you for internships, jobs, or graduate school. At any point during your time at Cornell, you can request a change of advisor. Please email the Environment and Sustainability Program to discuss or stop by 117 Kennedy Hall.

Faculty Advisors

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Department Affiliation Contact Information

Research Interests and Courses Taught

Professor Anurag Agrawal.

 

Anurag Agrawal

Professor

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

425 Corson Hall

AA337@cornell.edu

607-254-4255

Community ecology of plants and insects, impacts of additions and deletions of species for community and ecosystem processes, conservation of iconic organisms e.g. monarch butterfly, Interdisciplinarity and sustainability science.

  • BIOEE 1610: Intro Biology: Ecology & the Environment
  • BIOEE 3611: Field Ecology
  • BIOEE 3690: Chemical Ecology

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Shorna Allred.

 

Shorna B. Allred

Associate Professor

Natural Resources

102 Fernow Hall

105 Alice Cook House

SRB237@cornell.edu

607-255-2149

Human dimensions of natural resource management with emphasis on forest and water resources and conservation related attitudes and behavior.

  • NTRES 4000: Global Citizenship and Sustainability; Community-Based Research Methods in Southeast Asia
  • NTRES 4820: Agents of Change: Community Organizing for the Public Good
  • NTRES 4940: Bridging Self, Community & World

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor C. Lindsay Anderson.

 

C. Lindsay Anderson

Associate Professor

Norman R. Scott Sesquicentennial Fellow

Biological & Environmental Engineering

316 Riley-Robb Hall

CLA28@cornell.edu

607-255-4533

Renewable energy integration, sustainable electric power systems, optimization under uncertainty (to support energy decisions)

  • BEE 4750: Environmental Systems Analysis
  • BEE 4880/6880: Applied Simulation and Optimization for Renewable Energy Systems

Concentration:

 

Professor Anindita Banerjee.

 

Anindita Banerjee

Associate Professor

Faculty Fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

 

Comparative Literature

216 Klarman Hall

AB425@cornell.edu

607-220-3421

Environmental futures in global comparative contexts; Energy.

  • COML 1106: FWS-Writing the Environment
  • COML 6902: Environmental Humanites – Theories and Methods

Concentration:

Environmental Humanities (EH)

Professor Christopher Barrett.

 

Christopher B. Barrett

Professor

Deputy Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs CCB, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management and International Professor of Agriculture

Applied Economics & Management

Department of Economics

340D Warren Hall

CBB2@cornell.edu

607-255-4489

Interactions between poverty reduction and environmental management in rural areas of developing countries, with an emphasis on modeling and policy related to coupled human and natural systems in the low-income tropics.

  • AEM 2000: Contemporary Controversies in the Global Economy

Concentration:

Environmental Economics (EE), Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Rachel Bezner Kerr.

 

Rachel Bezner Kerr

Associate Professor

Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Faculty

Project Director: Malawi Farmer-to-Farmer Agrocecology

Development Sociology

262 Warren Hall

RbeznerKerr@cornell.edu

607-255-3213

Sustainable agriculture, food security, health, nutrition and social inequalities, with a primary focus in southern Africa.

  • DSOC 3400: Agriculture, Food, Sustainability and Social Justice
  • DSOC 7500: Food, Ecology and Agrarian Change
  • NTRES 3301: Sustainability Science

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE), Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Bernd Blossey.

 

Bernd Blossey

Associate Professor

 

Natural Resources

206 Fernow Hall

BB22@cornell.edu

607-255-5314

Evaluate effects of invasive plants, invasive earthworms and native deer on native species and food webs using a conservation biology framework. His emphasis is not only on discovery of impacts, but also development of appropriate management techniques, including biological control using insect herbivores.

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor David Bonter.

 

David Bonter

Senior Lecturer

Director, Citizen Science, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Lab of Ornithology

224 Lab of Ornithology

103 Fernow Hall

DNB23@cornell.edu

607-254-2457

Foraging and migration ecology and large-scale (continental) research in the distribution and abundance of species using data generated by citizen scientists. Interested in social science questions related to why members of the public are motivated to engage in scientific research.

  • NTRES 2400: Field Methods in Avian Ecology

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Joshua Cerra.

 

Joshua F. Cerra

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Landscape Architecture

444 Kennedy Hall

JFC299@cornell.edu

607-255-1694

Relationships between urban ecosystems and site development processes, urban ecological design, climate-adaptive design, sustainable development, green infrastructure, habitat planning and restoration design.

  • LA 3170/5170: Design and Environmental Systems
  • LA 4010: Urban Design Studio
  • LA 4070/6070: Emerging Dimensions in Urban Ecology and Sustainable Practices

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Elisha Cohn.

 

Elisha Cohn

Associate Professor

 

English

171 Goldwin Smith Hall

EJC244@cornell.edu

607-255-7111

Theories of the novel and lyric, ecocriticism, animal studies.

  • ENGL 1168: FWS-Thinking with Animals
  • ENGL 6755: Critical Ecologies

Concentration:

Environmental Humanities (EH)

Professor Evan Cooch.

 

Evan Cooch

Associate Professor

 

Natural Resources

 202 Fernow Hall

EGC7@cornell.edu

607-255-1368

Population and community ecology and management, population dynamics, population modeling, quantitative methods, theoretical ecology, decision theory.

  • NTRES 3100: Applied Population Ecology
  • NTRES 4100: Conservation Biology: Concepts and Techniques
  • NTRES 4120/6120: Wildlife Population Analysis: Techniques and Models
  • NTRES 4601: Decision Making in Natural Resource Management 

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Paul Curtis.

 

Paul Curtis

Professor

 

Natural Resources

222 Fernow Hall

PDC1@cornell.edu

607-227-5927

Population biology of birds and mammals, public policy education, management of human-wildlife conflicts.

  • NTRES 4280/6280: Principles and Practices of Applied Wildlife Science

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Art DeGaetano.

 

Art DeGaetano

Professor

Associate Chair

 

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

 1119 Bradfield Hall

 ATD2@cornell.edu

607-255-0385

Climate variability, climate data quality, applications of climate information.

  • EAS 2680: Climate and Global Warming
  • EAS 3410: Atmospheric Thermodynamics and Hydrostatics
  • EAS 4470: Physical Meteorology

Concentration:

Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor Antonio DiTommaso.

 

Antonio DiTommaso

Professor

Richard C. Call Director of Agricultural Sciences

Soil & Crop Sciences

 235 Emerson Hall

AD97@cornell.edu

607-254-4702

Interested in the ecology and management of weedy species in natural areas and croplands. Ecology of invasive plant species and impact on the environment.

  • PLSCS 2940: Introduction to Agricultural Machinery
  • PLSCS 3150: Weed Biology and Management
  • PLSCS 4440: Integrated Pest Management
  • PLSCS 6140: Weed Ecology and Management

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Laurie Drinkwater.

 

Laurie Drinkwater

Professor

 

SIPS-Horticulture

156 Plant Science

LED24@cornell.edu

607-255-9408

Biogeochemical processes in agricultural systems, emphasizing mechanisms that control soil organic matter dynamics, C and N cycling, and the interactions between plants-microbes that drive these processes. Teaching/mentoring goal: help students to become scientists who are equipped to address challenges we face in agriculture and environmental management.

  • HORT/ENTOM 4730: Ecology of Agricultural Systems

Concentration:  Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE), Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor John (Jack) Elliott.

 

John (Jack) Elliott

Associate Professor

 

Design & Environmental Analysis

4235 MVR Hall

JRE15@cornell.edu

607-255-9714

Regenerative design interventions in the built environment, specifically through materiality (embodied energy, LCA, carbon-neutrality, design for disassembly) and creative scholarship (aesthetics, sculpture).

  • DEA 1010: Studio I
  • DEA 2030: Digital Communications
  • DEA 4220: Ecological Literacy and Design

Concentration:

Professor Stephen Ellner.

 

Stephen P. Ellner

Professor

 

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

E339 Corson Hall

SPE2@cornell.edu

607-254-4221

Modeler and theoretical ecologist; quantitative ecology.

  • BIOEE 3610: Advanced Ecology
  • BIOEE/MATH 3620: Dynamic Models in Biology
  • BIOEE 7600: Introduction to Modeling in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Gary Evans.

 

Gary W. Evans

Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Ecology

 

Depts. of Design & Environmental Analysis and Human Development

E3415 Martha Van

GWE1@cornell.edu

607-342-1214

Environmental and developmental psychologist interested in how the physical environment (e.g. noise, housing, crowding) affects human development. Much of his work focuses on the environment of childhood poverty.

DEA/PSYCH/COGSCI 1500: Introduction to Environmental Psychology

Professor Timothy Fahey.

 

Timothy Fahey

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor

 Undergraduate Advising Coordinator, Chair, ESS Honors Program

Natural Resources

 G16 Fernow Hall

TJF5@cornell.edu

607-255-5470

Dynamics of forest ecosystems.

  • NTRES 3301: Sustainability Science
  • NTRES 4200/4201: Forest Ecology, Lecture and Lab

Concentration: 

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Alexander Flecker.

 

Alexander S. Flecker

Professor

 

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

E211 Corson Hall

ASF3@cornell.edu

607-254-4263

Freshwater ecology and conservation; Role of biodiversity in shaping riverine ecosystems; Vulnerability of tropical and temperate ecosystems to climate change; Ecosystem consequences of invasive species; Human impacts on running waters and their influence on ecosystem services.

  • BIOEE 1610: Ecology and the Environment
  • BIOEE 4560: Stream Ecology

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Todd Gerarden.

 

Todd Gerarden

Assistant Professor

 

Applied Economics & Management

466 Warren Hall

gerarden@cornell.edu

Environmental and energy economics, Empirical industrial organization.

  • AEM 4515: Business and Economics of Energy
  • AEM 7510 Environmental Economics

Concentration:

Environmental Economics (EE)

 

Professor Marc Goebel.

 

Marc Goebel

Research Associate

 

Natural Resources

G11 Fernow Hall

MG567@cornell.edu

Forest ecology, plant and soil interactions, soil carbon and nutrient cycling.

  • NTRES 2100: Introductory Field Biology

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Christine Goodale.

 

Christine Goodale

Professor

 

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

E215 Corson Hall

CLG33@cornell.edu

607-254-4211

Forest ecosystem ecology, carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas balance, impacts of air pollution and climate change, catchment biogeochemistry.

  • BIOEE 1610: Ecology and the Environment
  • BIOEE 4780: Ecosystem Biology
  • BIOEE 6680: Principles of Biogeochemistry

Concentration:

Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR), Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Nelson Hairston.

 

Nelson Hairston

Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor
of Environmental Science

 

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

 E305 Corson Hall

NGH1@cornell.edu

607-254-4231

Organism response ecologically and evolutionarily to environmental change (human-caused and natural). Algae and small animals can evolve quickly changing their sensitivity to conditions where they live, also altering the environment of species living in the same food web.

  • BIOEE 1610: Ecology and the Environment
  • BIOEE 4570/4571: Limnology: Ecology of Lakes
  • BIOEE 6601: Tropical Field Ecology

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Ann Hajek.

 

Ann E. Hajek

Professor

 

Entomology

6126 Comstock Hall

AEp@cornell.edu

607-254-4902

Ecology and sustainable management of insect species in natural and managed ecosystems, with emphasis on non-native invasive species.  We focus on natural enemies that attack or sustain invertebrates, including parasites, pathogens and symbionts. 

  • ENTOM 2020: Invasions: Trading Species in a Shrinking World
  • ENTOM 3630: Bugs in Bugs; The World of Pathogens, Parasites, and Symbionts
  • ENTOM 6900: Ecology and Evolution of Infection and Disease

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Matthew Hare.

 

Matthew Hare

Associate Professor

 

Natural Resources

205 Fernow Hall

MPH75@cornell.edu

607-255-5685

 

Lab: 213 Bradfield Hall

607-255-7615

Uses genetics as a tool to inform demographic and connectivity studies at the landscape level, studies genetic and population of hatchery-based population supplementation, and genomics for natural selection and adaptation.

  • NTRES 2830: DNA, Genes and Conserving Diversity
  • NTRES 4100: Conservation Biology: Concepts and Techniques
  • NTRES 7283: Molecular Genetic Approaches to the Study of Ecology and Evolution

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Drew Harvell.

 

Drew Harvell

Professor

 

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

E321 Corson Hall
CDH5@cornell.edu

607-254-4274

Marine Ecology and Sustainable Marine Ecosystems, Invertebrate Biology, Ecology of Infectious Disease, Invertebrate Immunology.

  • BIOEE 3730: Marine Invertebrate Biodiversity
  • BIOEE 4620: Marine Ecosystem Sustainability
  • EAS 3510: Conservation Oceanography (Hawaii) Offering a Research Apprenticeship for students in Spring (off-campus)

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Peter Hess.

 

Peter Hess

Professor

 

Biological & Environmental Engineering

202 Riley Robb Hall

PGp5@cornell.edu

607-255-2495

Relations between the chemistry and composition of the atmosphere, climate and global change. Impacts relating to atmospheric pollution, climate change and threats to human health, agricultural productivity, and natural ecosystems.

  • BEE 2000: Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge
  • BEE 4800: Our Changing Atmosphere: Global Change and Atmospheric Chemistry
  • BEE/EAS 4940/6940: Cross Scales Biogeochemical Modeling
  • BEE/EAS 4940: Climate Change Solutions

Concentration:

Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor Ian Hewson.

 

Ian Hewson

Associate Professor

 

Microbiology

403 Wing Hall

Hewson@cornell.edu

607-255-0151

Biological oceanography, with focus on marine microbiology and marine environmental virology. Examine the responses of marine microorganisms to their habitat, and the composition of viruses associated with marine organisms.

  • BIOMI 1100: Microbiology of College Life
  • BIOMI 3500: Biological Oceanography and Ocean Biogeochemistry
  • BIOMI 6906: Viral Diversity and Ecology

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE), Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor Robert Howarth.

 

Robert Howarth

David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology

 

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

 E309 Corson Hall

Howarth@cornell.edu

607-255-6175

Earth system science, oceanography, and aquatic ecology, with an emphasis on how human activity is changing our planet and evaluating ways to reduce human impacts through changes in agriculture and energy sources and use.

BIOEE 1610: Ecology and the Environment (S)

BIOEE 6680: Principles of Biogeochemistry

 

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE), Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG), Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor George Hutchinson.

 

George Hutchinson

Newton C. Farr Professor of American Culture

 

English

American Studies Program

M101 McGraw Hall

GBp3@cornell.edu

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature.

  • ENGL 1270: FWS-Writing About Literature
  • ENGL 3675: The Environmental Imagination in American Literature

Concentration:

     

Professor Karim-Aly Kassam.

 

Karim-Aly Kassam

Associate Professor

International Professor

 

Natural Resources and

American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program

122 Fernow Hall

 KSK28@cornell.edu

607-255-9757

Biocultural Diversity, Ethnobiology, Human Ecology, Indigenous Studies, International Agriculture and Rural Development, Natural Resource Policy, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, Ecological Calendars, Environmental Stewardship, Participatory Action Research and Pluralism.

  • NTRES 3330: Ways of Knowing: Indigenous and Local Ecological Knowledge
  • NTRES/IARD 4800: Global Seminar Building Sustainable Environmental and Secure Food Systems
  • AIIS 1110: Introduction to American Indian and Indigenous Studies II: Indigenous Issues in Global Perspectives

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Catherine Louise Kling.

Catherine Louise Kling

Tisch University Professor of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics

Faculty Director, David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

 

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

464 Warren Hall

ckling@cornell.edu

607-255-4647

Environmental, Energy and Resource Economics and Policy; specializes in the economic valuation of ecosystem services and integrated assessment modeling for water quality modeling.

  • AEM 1500: An Introduction to the Economics of Environmental and Natural Resources

Concentration:

Environmental Economics (EE)

Professor Barbara Knuth.

 

Barbara Knuth

Dean of Graduate School

Professor

 

Natural Resources

 350 Caldwell

 BAK3@cornell.edu

607-255-5864

Human dimensions of fisheries management; environmental
and natural resource policy and governance.

 

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Clifford Kraft.

 

Clifford Kraft

Professor

 

Natural Resources

 203 Fernow Hall

 CEK7@cornell.edu

607-255-2775

Fish and aquatic ecology, aquatic ecosystem management.

  • NTRES 1101: Introduction to Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • NTRES 4300: Environmental Policy Processes
  • NTRES/BIOEE 4560: Stream Ecology

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Marianne Krasny.

 

Marianne Krasny

Professor

Director, Civic Ecology Lab

 

Natural Resources

221 Fernow Hall

 MEK2@cornell.edu

607-255-2827

Environmental education, urban youth and community environmental programs, civic ecology education.

  • NTRES 2500: Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action
  • NTRES 3700: Global Engaged Learning for Sustainability

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor James Lassoie.

 

James Lassoie

International Professor of Conservation

 

Natural Resources

 201 Fernow Hall

 JPL4@cornell.edu

607-255-2810

Conservation science, community-based natural resource management, ecoagriculture, international development, sustainability science and management.

  • IARD/NTRES/ESS 4850: Case Studies in International Eco agriculture and Environmental Conservation
  • IARD/NTRES 2050: Worldly Explorations: Gateway to Engaged International Experiences for Undergraduates

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Bruce Lauber.

 

Bruce Lauber

Senior Research Associate

Director, Center for Conservation Social Sciences

Natural Resources

 105 Fernow Hall

 TBL3@cornell.edu

607-254-2892

Conservation social science; Conflict and collaboration in environmental management; stakeholder engagement in decision making; risk management and communication related to fisheries management; invasive species management; Great Lakes.

  • NTRES 4300: Environmental Policy Processes
  • NTRES 4600:  Planning for Environmental Conservation and Sustainability

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Johannes Lehmann.

 

Johannes Lehmann

Professor

 

Soil & Crop Sciences

909 Bradfield Hall

CL273@cornell.edu

607-254-1236

Biogeochemistry of soils as it relates to functioning of terrestrial ecosystems and the human disturbance such as deforestation, agriculture and climate change.

  • ESS 2000: Environmental and Sustainability Sciences Colloquium
  • PLSCS 4720: Nutrient Management and Research in  Agroecosystems
  • PLSCS 6720: Nutrient Cycling in Natural and Managed Ecosystems

Concentration:

Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor Caroline Levine.

 

Caroline Levine

David and Kathleen Ryan Professor of the Humanities

Chair, Department of English

 

256 Goldwin Smith Hall

CEL235@cornell.edu

I am writing a book on sustainability, and the kinds of cultural forms we may need to help us to build a sustainable society.

 

  • English 1168: Communicating Climate Change

Concentration:

Environmental Humanities (EH)

Professor Bruce Lewenstein.

 

Bruce V. Lewenstein

Professor

Chair, Dept. of Science & Technology Studies

Communication and

Science & Technology Studies

462 Mann Library Building

B.Lewenstein@cornell.edu

607-255-8310

Public communication of science and technology; science museums; science journalism.

  • Comm 2850/STS 2851: Communication, Environment, Science and Health
  • Comm 3020: Science Writing for Media
  • Comm 4660: Public Communication of Science and Technology

 

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Shanjun Li

 

Shanjun Li

Associate Professor

 

Applied Economics & Management

405 Warren Hall

SL2448@cornell.edu

607-255-1832

Environmental and energy economics, Empirical industrial organization, Applied microeconomics.

Concentration:

Environmental Economics (EE)

Professor Irby Lovette.

 

 

Irby Lovette

Fuller Professor of Ornithology

Senior Director for Academic Affairs, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Director, Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Director, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

E145 Corson Hall

188 Lab of Ornithology

IJL2@cornell.edu

607-254-2140

Evolution, ecology, behavior, and conservation of birds; genomic approaches to understanding speciation and biodiversity.

  • BIOEE 1250: Spring Field Ornithology
  • BIOEE 1780: Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Diversity
  • BIOEE 2525: Ecology and Conservation of Wildlife in the Neotropics
  • BIOEE 2526: Neotropical Wildlife Biology
  • BIOEE/NTRES 7800: Seminar in Ornithology
  • Spring Gal├ípagos curriculum

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Natalie Mahowald.

 

Natalie Mahowald

Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

1112 Bradfield Hall

Mahowald@cornell.edu

607-255-5166

Atmospheric biogeochemistry, atmospheric aerosols, earth system modeling.

  • EAS 3050: Climate Dynamics
  • EAS 4400: Climate Change Seminar

Concentration:

Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor Carmen Enid Martinez.

 

Carmen Enid Martinez

Associate Professor

 

Soil & Crop Sciences

906 Bradfield Hall

CEM20@cornell.edu

607-255-0895

Soil and environmental chemistry and biogeochemistry. Research projects focus on nitrogen-iron-organic matter cycling and organic matter interactions at mineral surfaces.

  • EAS 3050: Climate Dynamics
  • EAS 4400: Climate Change Seminar

Concentration:

Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor Peter McIntyre.

 

Peter McIntyre

Associate Professor

 

Natural Resources

204 Fernow Hall

PBM3@cornell.edu

Ecology, evolution, and conservation of aquatic animals, and the roles that they play in river and lake ecosystems.  My field work at sites in Africa, Asia, South America, the Great Lakes, and now the Adirondacks involves close collaborations with local partners and conservation NGOs, and seeks to meet societal needs for water and fish while protecting the integrity of natural ecosystems.

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE), Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR), Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG), Environmental Economics (EE)

Professor Philip McMichael.

 

Philip McMichael

Professor

 

Development Sociology

113 Academic Surge A

PDM1@cornell.edu

607-255-5495

Current research focuses on ongoing transformations in the global food regime (on global and local scales), affecting land users and land rights, food security, ecosystem integrity and climatic changes.

  • DSOC 2050: International Development

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Stephen Morreale.

 

Stephen Morreale

Senior Research Associate

Adjunct Associate Professor

 

Natural Resources

108 Fernow Hall

SJM11@cornell.edu

607-254-4912

Conservation ecology, vertebrate zoology, amphibians and reptiles, wildlife, forest conservation, marine conservation.

  • NTRES 3260: Applied Conservation Ecology

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Paul Nadasdy.

 

 

Paul Nadasdy

Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Anthropology

 

Anthropology

American Indian Studies

203 McGraw Hall

 

PNadasdy@cornell.edu

Research focus is on the politics surrounding the production and use of environmental knowledge in wildlife management, land claim negotiations and other political arenas.

  • ANTHR 2420: Nature/Culture: The Politics of Human-Environment Relations
  • ANTHR 3422/AIS 3422: Culture, Politics, and Environment in the Circumpolar North
  • ANTHR 4410: Indigenous Peoples, Ecological Sciences, and Environmentalism

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Nina Overgaard Therkildsen.

 

Nina Overgaard Therkildsen

Assistant Professor

 

Natural Resources

208 Fernow Hall

NT246@cornell.edu

607-255-2014

Conservation genomics, evolutionary and ecology genomics, marine conservation.

  • NTRES 3400: Molecular Tools for Ecology, Conservation, and Natural Resource Management
  • NTRES 3500: Computational Skills for Efficient Data Processing and Analysis
  • NTRES 6940: Current Topics in Non-Model Genomics

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Max Pfeffer.

 

Max J. Pfeffer

CALS Executive Dean

International Professor of Development Sociology

 

Development Sociology

272 Roberts Hall

MJP5@cornell.edu

607-255-3755

Teaching concentrates on environmental sociology and sociological theory. Research spans several areas including land use and environmental planning, rural labor markets, rural to urban and international migration. Empirical work covers a variety of rural and urban communities, including rural/urban fringe areas.

Professor Karen Pinkus.

 

Karen Pinkus

Professor of Romance Studies and Comparative Literature

 

Romance Studies

K269 Klarman Hall

KEP44@cornell.edu

Environmental Humanities with a focus on climate change.

  • ROMS 2021: Humans and Climate Change

Concentration:

Environmental Humanities (EH)

Professor Sara Pritchard.

 

Sara B. Pritchard

Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

Science & Technology Studies

311 Morrill Hall

SBP65@cornell.edu

607-255-3691

Environmental history, history of science and technology, environmental STS, and environmental humanities. Previous research focused on history of French water management; current research examines history of light pollution.

  • BSOC/STS 2061: Ethics and the Environment
  • BSOC/STS 3181: Living in an Uncertain World: Science, Technology and Risk
  • BSOC/STS 4131: Comparative Environmental History

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Joe Regenstein.

 

Joe M. Regenstein

Professor Emeritus

 

Food Science

B92 Morrison Hall

JMR9@cornell.edu

607-255-8041

Interests include food waste management with an emphasis on use of fishery byproducts for food and non-food use. Composting of food waste. Working with students to improve Cornell’s sustainability.

 

Professor Susan Riha.

 

Susan J. Riha

Professor

 

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

1110 Bradfield Hall

SJR4@cornell.edu

607-255-1729

Soil-plant-atmosphere interactions; land use change, climate change, water resource management.

  • EAS 1600: Environmental Physics
  • EAS 3010: Evolution of the Earth System
  • EAS 4830: Environmental Biophysics
  • EAS 6750: Modeling the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Systems
  • ESS 2000: Environmental and Sustainability Sciences Colloquium

Concentration:

Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor Amanda Rodewald.

 

Amanda Rodewald

Professor

Director of Conservation Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Natural Resources

103 Fernow Hall;

Lab of Ornithology,

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd

ARodewald@cornell.edu

607-254-2176

Ecology, conservation biology, ecological restoration, wildlife population and community ecology, avian ecology and conservation in temperate and tropical regions.

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

 

Professor Paul Rodewald.

 

Paul Rodewald

Senior Lecturer

Senior Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Natural Resources

G11 Fernow Hall;

Lab of Ornithology,

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd

PGR35@cornell.edu

Ornithology, ecology of songbirds during migration, movement ecology, factors that influence distributional change of birds.

  • NTRES 2100: Introduction to Field Biology

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

 

Professor Frank Rossi.

Frank S. Rossi

Associate Professor

Extension Turfgrass Specialist

Horticulture

G47C Plant Science

FSR3@cornell.edu

I study the ecology of urban grasslands with particular emphasis on climate change, environmental stewardship and resource conservation. My major projects involve landscape scale, systems-based research conducted on historic landscapes, sporting venues, and urban parkland.

  • DSOC 1300: Just Food: Exploring the Modern Food System
  • PLHRT 4931: It's Just Grass: Grassing the Urban Eden

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Ivan Rudik.

 

Ivan Rudik

Assistant Professor

 

Applied Economics & Management

462 Warren Hall

IRUDIK@cornell.edu

 

Climate change, energy, environmental quality.

 

Concentration:

Environmental Economics (EE)

Professor Lars Rudstam.

 

Lars Rudstam

Professor

 

Natural Resources

211A Fernow Hall

LGR1@cornell.edu

607-255-1555

Aquatic ecology from fish to nutrients. Current research topics range from analysis of deep chlorophyll layers in the Great Lakes, to zooplankton dynamics, diseases in benthic crustaceans, restoration of native fish species, and fisheries. 

  • NTRES 3110/3111: Fish Ecology Conservation and Mgmt.

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Aaron Sachs.

 

Aaron Sachs

Professor

 

History

American Studies Program

McGraw 350 

AS475@cornell.edu

607-255-1978

Environmental History, Environmental Justice

  • History 2581: Environmental History

Concentration:

Environmental Humanities (EH)

Professor Rebecca Schneider.

 

Rebecca Schneider

Associate Professor

 

Natural Resources

220 Fernow Hall

RLS11@cornell.edu

607-255-2110

 

Sustainable management of water resources, wetland ecology and hydrology, plants and groundwater.

  • NTRES 3240: Sustainable, Ecologically Based Management of Water Resources

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE), Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG), Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor Jonathon Schuldt.

 

Jonathon Schuldt

Associate Professor

 

Communication

329 Kennedy Hall

JPS56@cornell.edu

607-255-1543

Factors that influence judgments, decisions, and public opinion in the health and environment domains. Interests include message framing, health claims and food labeling.

  • Comm 2760: Persuasion and Social Influence
  • Comm 3189: Taking America’s Pulse: Creating an Conducting a National Survey
  • Comm 4200: Public Opinion and Social Processes

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor William Schulze.

 

William Schulze

Professor

 

Applied Economics & Management

109 Warren Hall

WDS3@cornell.edu

607-227-9895

Experimental and behavioral economics. Directed a project that constructed model of the US electric power system including high voltage lines, existing generation, emissions and health effects and predicts investment in new generation including wind and solar.

  • AEM 4580/6580: The Economics and Psychology of Sustainable Business

Concentration:

Environmental Economics (EE)

Professor Peter Smallidge.

 

Peter Smallidge

NY Extension Forester

 

Natural Resources

219 Fernow Hall

PJS23@cornell.edu

607-592-3640

Control of interfering vegetation, forest regeneration, production of high quality timber, maple syrup production.

  • NTRES 3250: Forest Management and Maple Syrup Production

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Jed Sparks.

 

Jed Sparks

Professor

Director of Cornell Isotope Lab (COIL)

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

E408A Corson Hall

JPS66@cornell.edu

607-254-4270

Interested in ways that organisms influence the cycling of elements and energy within ecosystems and between ecosystems and the atmosphere. Tend to focus on the ecology of arid and semi-arid terrestrial landscapes.

  • BIOEE 3610: Advanced Ecology

Concentration:

Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor Richard Stedman.

 

Richard Stedman

Professor

 

Natural Resources

104 Fernow Hall

RCS6@cornell.edu

607-255-9729

Natural resource based communities, social change, coupled human and environmental systems, environmental attitudes, social science methods, and environmental risk.

  • NTRES 2201: Society and Natural Resources
  • NTRES 4320: Social Science and Resource Policy: Applications
  • DSOC/NTRES 6201: Community, Place, and Environment

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Patrick Sullivan.

 

Patrick Sullivan

Professor

Department Chair, Career Development Faculty Representative

Natural Resources

111B Fernow Hall

PJS31@cornell.edu

607-255-8213

Quantitative population and community dynamics, natural resource assessment and modeling, biological statistics, spatial statistic, marine and freshwater fisheries.

  • NTRES 4110/6110: Quantitative Ecology and Management of Fisheries Resources
  • NTRES 6700: Spatial Statistics

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor James Tantillo.

 

James Tantillo

Lecturer

Research Associate

Natural Resources

G22 Fernow Hall

JAT4@cornell.edu

607-255-2821

Environmental philosophy, environmental history, science policy, and animal ethics.

  • NTRES 2320: Nature and Culture
  • NTRES 3320: Introduction to Ethics and the Environment
  • NTRES 4330: Applied Environmental Philosophy

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Janice Thies.

 

Janice Thies

Associate Professor

 

Soil & Crop Sciences

722 Bradfield Hall

JET25@cornell.edu

607-255-5099

Soil biology and ecology, rhizosphere biology, agroecology, soil health, molecular microbial ecology and biodiversity, biogeochemistry, microbial inoculants, N2 fixation.

  • PLSCS 3210: Soil Management for Sustainability
  • PLSCS 4303: The GMO Debate: Science and Society
  • PLSCS 4500: Master Composters
  • PLSCS 4660: Soil Ecology
  • PLSCS 6660: Applied Plant-Microbe Interactions

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE), Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor John Tobin-de la Puente.

 

John Tobin-de la Puente

Professor of Practice

Academic Director, CEMS Master of International Management Program

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

340F Warren Hall

john.tobin@cornell.edu

607-255-7470

Corporate sustainability, including the management of environmental, social, and reputational risks, stakeholder engagement and communications, business ethics, sustainability strategy, sustainable finance, impact investing, and conservation finance; leadership and board governance in non-profits in environment, science, and education.

  • AEM 2550: Corporate Sustainability: Business in a Resource-Constrained World
  • AEM 4090: Environmental Finance and Markets
  • AEM 4940: Undergraduate Special Topics in Applied Economics and Management
  • PADM 5570: Corporate Responsibility
  • PADM 5579: Environmental Finance and Impact Investing Practicum

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Steven Wolf.

 

Steven Wolf

Associate Professor

 

Natural Resources

121 Fernow Hall

SAW44@cornell.edu

607-255-0282

Political economy of environment, environmental governance, multifunctional landscapes, agrienvironmental policy.

  • NTRES 3301: Sustainability Science
  • NTRES/DSOC/BSOC 3311 and NTRES 6310: Environmental Governance
  • NTRES 4520: Land Use and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Nilgiris (India)

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor David Wolfe.

 

David W. Wolfe

Professor

Horticulture

117 Plant Science

DWW5@cornell.edu

607-255-7888

Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies for agriculture and natural ecosystems. Soil health and water and nitrogen management for sustainable crop production. Science communication.

  • PLHRT 1160: Nature Writing (First-Year Writing Seminar)
  • PLHRT 3600: Climate Change and the Future of Food

Concentration:

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE)

Professor Wendy Wolford.

 

Wendy Wolford

Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor

Associate Director, ACSF

Development Sociology

263 Warren Hall

WWW43@cornell.edu

607-255-2146

Issues within and between the political economy of development, agrarian studies, social mobilization, land reform and political ecologies of conservation.

  • IARD/DSOC 2020: Principles of International Agriculture and Rural Development
  • DSOC 3200/5200: Political Economy of Global Development
  • DSOC 6150: Qualitative Methods
  • DSOC 7290: Agrarian Social Movements

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Eugene Won.

Eugene Won

Senior Research Associate

Academic Coordinator, Shoals Marine Lab

Animal Science

202 Morrison Hall

etw36@cornell.edu

607-255-7076

Research and teaching focus on fish biology and sustainable aquaculture.

  • ANSC 3300: Fish Physiology

Concentration: 

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE), Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor Mark Wysocki.

 

Mark Wysocki

Senior Lecturer

 

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

1114 Bradfield Hall

MWW3@cornell.edu

607-255-2568

 

Air pollution and weather analysis.

  • EAS 1310: Basic Principles of Meteorology
  • EAS 1340: Basic Meteorology Lab
  • EAS 1600  Environmental Physics
  • EAS 3520: Synoptic Meteorology I
  • EAS 4570: Atmospheric Air Pollution
  • EAS 4700: Advanced Weather Forecasting and Analysis
  • EAS 5050: Fluid Dynamics in the Earth Sciences

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)

Professor Joseph Yavitt.

 

Joseph Yavitt

Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

Natural Resources

G21 Fernow Hall

JBY1@cornell.edu

607-255-6601

Biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, forests and wetlands.

  • NTRES 2010: Environmental Conservation
  • NTRES/EAS 3030: Introduction to Biogeochemistry
  • NTRES 3220: Global Biodiversity

Concentration: 

Environmental Biology and Applied Ecology (EBAE), Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR)

Professor John Zinda.

 

John Zinda

Assistant Professor

 

Development Sociology

251A Warren Hall

JAZ65@cornell.edu

607-255-1795

Environmental Sociology, Rural Livelihoods, Land Use and Land Cover Change, Agriculture, Forest Restoration, Community, Political Ecology, China, Risk and Disasters.

  • DSOC 3240: Environmental Sociology
  • DSOC 3140: Spatial Thinking, GIS, and Related Methods
  • DSOC 6210: Foundations of Environmental Sociology

Concentration:

Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG)