Faculty

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

  • 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
    • nutrient and metal cycling in natural and engineered systems, including aquaculture waste, wastewater, and solid waste, energy extraction from waste

Department of Communication and Journalism

  • Bridie McGreavy, Associate Professor of Environmental Communication
    • environmental communication, communication studies, climate change communication and, resilience, 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
  • Sabrina Morano, Assistant Research Professor
    º large mammal ecology and habitat relationships
  • Amber Roth, Assistant Professor of Forest Wildlife Management
    º forest wildlife management and conservation, migratory bird ecology
  • Carly Sponarski, Assistant Professor
    • human dimensions of wildlife
  • Joseph D. Zydlewski, Professor of Fisheries Science and Assistant Leader-Fisheries, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
    • fish ecology, behavior, 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, Associate Extension Professor
    • applied and basic research of fungi, particularly plant-pathogenic fungi
  • Christopher Cronan, Professor of Biology and Ecology
    • ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry
  • Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall, Cooperating Assistant Research Professor
    º  Quaternary paleoecology, abrupt climate change, plant ecology, paleohydrology, chironomid ecology, inference models
  • 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, community ecology, biogeography, extinction, biotic interactions
  • Hamish Greig, Associate Professor of Stream Ecology
    • stream ecology
  • Eleanor Groden, Professor Emerita
    • applied insect ecology
  • David Hart, Professor of Biological Sciences & Director, Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
    • stakeholder-engaged, solutions-driven, sustainability science; boundary spanning
  • 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, 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, 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, School of Earth and Climate Sciences; Associate Research Professor, Climate Change Institute
  • 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 and Climate Sciences
    • groundwater geochemistry, hydrology, wetlands, modeling
  • Sean Smith, Associate Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences
    • Watershed and Fluvial Geomorphology, Land-Sea Connections, Watershed Sustainability Solutions

School of Economics

  • Kathleen Bell, Professor
    • environmental and resource economics, environmental policy, land-use change, climate change, community resilience, social-ecological systems
  • Travis Blackmer, Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator
  • Keith Evans, Associate Professor
    º  Coastal and marine resources, marine policy, environmental and resource economics
  • Sharon Klein, Associate 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, light-duty transportation, greenhouse gas emissions and alternative fuels
  • Mario Teisl, Director and Professor
    • environmental labeling, resource economics
  • Sharon Tisher, Lecturer, School of Economics and Honors College
    • Climate change law and policy, Constitutional takings law,  pesticides and other toxic chemicals regulation
  • Timothy Waring, Associate Professor of Socio-Ecological Modelling
    • sustainability, cooperation, culture, evolution

School of Food and Agriculture

  • M. Susan Erich, Professor of Plant and Soil Chemistry
    • soil and environmental chemistry
  • Eric Gallandt, Professor of Weed Ecology and Management
    • sustainable agriculture, weed ecology and management
  • Jianjun (Jay) Hao, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology
    • Plant disease epidemiology, microbiomes associated with soil health and disease management, screen potato germplasm for tolerance and resistance to seed borne and soilborne diseases, signaling molecules in Phytophthora erythroseptic, Mediating pathogen biology, biological control, fungicide resistance
  • Sue Ishaq, Assistant Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    º    host-associated microbiology, gut microbiology, animal microbiomes
  • Pauline Kamath, Assistant Professor of Animal Health
    • One Health, disease ecology and evolution, wildlife conservation, molecular ecology, genomics
  • Anne Lichtenwalner, Associate Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Extension Veterinarian and Director University of Maine Animal Health Laboratory
    •  Diseases at the domestic and wildlife interface
  • Bryan Peterson, Associate Professor of Environmental Horticulture
    • ornamental horticulture
  • Tsutomu Ohno, Professor of Soil Chemistry
    • soil chemistry, organic matter-mineral associations

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, Faculty Associate; Research Forester and Team Leader, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station,
    • forest ecology and management
  • Jessica Leahy, 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
  • Parinaz Rahimzadeh-Bajgiran, Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing of Natural Resources
    º  Geo-spatial analysis, remote sensing, forest health and interdisciplinary applications
  • Amber Roth, Assistant Professor of Forest Wildlife Management
    º forest wildlife management and conservation, migratory bird ecology

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
    • molecular ecology, ecological genomics, ocean health
  • Yong Chen, Professor of Fisheries Science
    • fisheries science, fisheries ecology, stock assessment, and fisheries management
  • William Ellis, Associate Director of the School of Marine Sciences and Associate Professor of Oceanography
  • Teresa Johnson, Associate Professor of Marine Policy
    • human ecology, marine policy, fisheries and aquaculture
  • Heather Leslie, Director Associate Professor, Darling Marine Center
    • ecology, policy, and management of coastal marine systems
  • Joshua Stoll, Assistant Professor of Marine Policy
    • ocean governance, fisheries and aquaculture policy, seafood systems
  • Gayle Zydlewski, Professor of Marine Sciences and Director, Maine Sea Grant College Program
    • oceanography, fish ecology