°Our world-class faculty span a broad range of academic units. Click on the links below to find out more about our academic community.

Faculty members with research areas listed below actively advise EES graduate students. Prospective graduate students should contact these faculty members to inquire about available lab openings and funding opportunities.

Climate Change Institute

  • Daniel Dixon, Research Assistant Professor
    • global climatology, environmental sustainability

Department of Anthropology

  • Christine Beitl, Associate Professor of Anthropology
    • coastal and marine resources, environmental governance, human ecology
  • Samuel Hanes, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    • cultural and historical geography, environmental anthropology, agriculture, fisheries
  • Cindy Isenhour, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Climate Change
    • environment policy, climate, commodity chains, waste
  • Darren Ranco, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of Native American Research
    • cultural anthropology, indigenous communities, and environmental justice, climate change adaptation

Department of Chemistry

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Aria Amirbahman, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • environmental chemistry, pollutant fate and transport
  • Shaleen Jain, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cooperating Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Policy & International Affairs
    • hydroclimatology, water resources sustainability
  • Jean D. MacRae, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering
    • environmental microbiology

Department of Communication and Journalism

  • Bridie McGreavy, Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication
    • environmental communication, argument and critical thinking, communication research, sustainability science
  • Laura Rickard, Assistant Professor of Risk Communication
    • risk communication, strategic communication, environmental communication, sustainability, policy

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

  • David Hiebeler, Associate Professor of Mathematics
    • spatial population ecological and epidemiological dynamics

Department of Spatial Information Science Engineering

Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology

  • Erik J. Blomberg, Associate Professor
    • wildlife population ecology
  • Aram JK Calhoun, Professor
    • wetland ecology
  • Stephen M. Coghlan, Jr., Associate Professor of Freshwater Fisheries Ecology
    • conservation and management of native fishes and their supporting ecosystems
  • Daniel J. Harrison, Professor of Wildlife Ecology
    • mammal ecology
  • Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr., Libra Professor of Conservation Biology and Professor of Wildlife Ecology
    • conservation biology, landscape ecology
  • Cynthia S. Loftin, Associate Professor and Unit Leader, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit
    • systems and wetlands ecology, hydrology, GIS
  • Lindsay Seward, Instructor
  • Carly Sponarski, Assistant Professor
    • human dimensions of wildlife
  • Joseph D. Zydlewski, Associate Professor and Assistant Leader-Fisheries, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
    • fish ecology and physiology

School of Biology and Ecology

  • Andrei Alyokhin, Professor of Applied Entomology
    • applied insect ecology, behavior and management
  • Seanna Annis, Associate Professor of Mycology
    • physiology of plant-pathogenic fungi
  • Christopher Cronan, Professor of Biology and Ecology
    • ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry
  • Allison Gardner, Assistant Professor of Arthropod Vector Biology
    • medical entomology, vector-borne disease ecology, epidemiology
  • Jacquelyn Gill, Associate Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology
    • paleoecology, plant ecology
  • Hamish Greig, Associate Professor of Stream Ecology
    • stream ecology
  • Eleanor Groden, Professor Emerita
    • applied insect ecology
  • David Hart, Professor of Biological Sciences & Director, George J. Mitchell Center
    • aquatic ecology, river restoration
  • Rebecca Holberton, Professor of Biology
    • endocrine physiology and behavioral ecology of migratory birds
  • Michael T. Kinnison, Professor of Evolutionary Applications
    • Contemporary evolution and eco-evolutionary dynamics, aquatic ecology and of fish biology, environmental DNA
  • Amanda Klemmer, Assistant Professor of Food Web Ecology
    • cross-ecosystem food-webs, landscape ecology, aquatic ecosystems
  • Danielle Levesque, Assistant Professor of Mammalogy and Mammalian Health
    • mammalogy, ecophysiology, mammalian health
  • Joyce E. Longcore, Associate Research Professor
    • diversity, systematics and phytogeny of the Chytridiomycota
  • Brian McGill, Associate Professor of Biological Science
    • large scale ecology and global change
  • Brian Olsen, Associate Professor of Biology and Ecology
    • conservation biology and avian evolutionary ecology
  • Katharine Ruskin, Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator, Ecology and Environmental Sciences
    • conservation, breeding biology, avian ecology and biogeography
  • Jasmine Saros, Associate Professor of Paleoecology & Biological Sciences
    • paleoecology and aquatic ecology
  • Ek Han Tan, Assistant Professor of Plant Genetics
    • plant genetics and genomics, genome elimination, potato breeding, chromothripsis

School of Earth and Climate Sciences

  • Alice Kelley, Instructor of Earth Sciences
  • Joseph Kelley, Professor of Marine Geology, Cooperating Professor, Climate Change Institute
    • coastal geology
  • Amanda Olsen, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences
  • Andy Reeve, Professor of Earth Sciences
    • groundwater geochemistry, hydrology, wetlands, modeling
  • Sean Smith, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences

School of Economics

  • Kathleen Bell, Associate Professor
    • environmental and resource economics, land use, GIS
  • Travis Blackmer, Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator
  • Keith Evans, Assistant Professor
  • Sharon Klein, Assistant Professor
    • Renewable Energy, Sustainable Energy Economics & Policy, Environmental Impacts of Energy, Thermal Energy Storage, Energy Poverty, Multi-Criteria Decision Making
  • Caroline Noblet, Associate Professor
  • Jonathan Rubin, Professor
    • energy and environmental policy
  • Mario Teisl, Director and Professor
    • environmental labeling, resource economics
  • Sharon Tisher, Instructor and Lecturer in Resource Economics and Policy
  • Timothy Waring, Assistant Professor of Socio-Ecological Modelling
    • sustainability, cultural evolution, human culture and cooperation

School of Food and Agriculture

  • M. Susan Erich, Director and Professor of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences
    • soil and environmental chemistry
  • Eric Gallandt, Professor of Plant, Soil and Environmental Science
    • sustainable agriculture, weed ecology and management
  • Jianjun (Jay) Hao, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology
    • Plant Pathology
  • Pauline Kamath, Assistant Professor of Animal Health
  • Anne Lichtenwalner, Associate Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Extension Veterinarian and Director University of Maine Animal Health Laboratory
  • Bryan Peterson, Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture
    • ornamental horticulture
  • Tsutomu Ohno, Professor of Soil Chemistry
    • soil chemistry

School of Forest Resources

  • John Daigle, Associate Professor of Forest Recreation Management
    • forest recreation management
  • Adam Daigneault, Assistant Professor of Forest, Conservation, and Recreation Policy
    • Climate change impacts and implications; catchment-level sedimentation mitigation; sustainable energy pathways
  • Sandra De Urioste-Stone, Assistant Professor Nature-based Tourism
    • nature-based tourism
  • Ivan Fernandez,Distinguished Maine Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Forest Resources
    • Climate Change Institute
  • Shawn Fraver, Associate Professor of Forest Ecosystems
    • forest ecosystems
  • Laura Kenefic, Research Forester and Principal Silviculturist, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Faculty Associate
    • forest ecology and management
  • Jessica Leahy, Associate Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
    • human dimensions of natural resources
  • William Livingston, Associate Director for Undergraduate Education; Associate Professor of Forest Resources
    • forest pathology

School of Marine Sciences

  • Damian Brady, Associate Professor of Marine Sciences, Assistant Director of Research, Maine Sea Grant
    • biogeochemistry, environmental oceanography
  • Kristina Cammen, Assistant Professor of Marine Science
    • evolutionary ecology and disease ecology of gray and harbor seals
  • Yong Chen, Professor of Marine Sciences
  • William Ellis, Associate Director of the School of Marine Sciences and Associate Professor of Oceanography
  • Teresa Johnson, Associate Professor of Marine Policy
    • marine policy
  • Heather Leslie, Director and Libra Associate Professor, Darling Marine Center
    • ecology, policy, and management of coastal marine systems
  • Joshua Stoll, Assistant Research Professor of Marine Policy
  • Gayle Zydlewski, Associate Professor of Marine Sciences
    • oceanography, fish ecology