International Center for Climate and Global Change Research CHESS Cluster Leading Center
Solon Martha Dixon Professor & Alumni Professor
Director, International Center for Climate and Global Change Research
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


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Areas of Research:
Global biogeochemical and hydrological cycles
Land-atmosphere-ocean interactions
Food-water-energy nexus
Ecosystem and earth system modeling


 Alumni Professor & Director of Anthropology
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, College of Liberal Arts


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Areas of Research:
Cultural Anthropologist working on decentralized wastewater management and socioeconomic analysis in river basins of South Asia


Professor
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


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Areas of Research:
Wetland and floodplain ecology, urban ecology, land use effects and wetland and stream functions, coastal wetland management


Professor
Department of Biosystems Engineering, College of Agriculture


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Areas of Research:
Crop modeling
Sustainable energy solutions
Precision agriculture
Variable-rate production
Crop yield increase
Crop management systems


Professor & Chair
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Colleg of Engineering


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Areas of Research:
Data science
Software design and testing
Computer science education


Professor
Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture


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Areas of Research:
Improve crop adaptation to climate change and extremes through conventional and genomic approaches such as drought tolerance


Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics


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Areas of Research:
Behavioral, historical, and population ecology
Population genetics
Mammalogy
Seabird behavior and ecology


Arthur H. Feagin Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering


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Areas of Research:
Water quality and ecological modeling in aquatic systems (lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries) under past and future climate variations/scenarios


Professor
Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture


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Areas of Research:
Impact of climate change on microbial processes
How drought affects symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legumes


Professor
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


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Areas of Research:
Modeling watershed scale hydrologic processes and wetland nutrient cycling with a focus on land use/cover change impacts


Assistant Professor
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


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Areas of Research:
Conducting climate modeling experiments to better understand the roles of land and vegetation processes and their coupled atmospheric interactions in improving soil moisture predictability, and clarifying the role of internal climate variability in regional climate change


Robert B. Cook Professor
Department of Geosciences, College of Science and Mathematics


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Areas of Research:
Groundwater hydrology
Environmental geochemistry
Reactive transport of contaminants and bioremediation
Effects of climate change on water resources


Associate Professor
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


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Areas of Research:
Climate change and human activity impacts on birds and other wildlife
Landscape patterns and processes


Faculty Endowed Professor
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture


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Areas of Research:
Insect Molecular Toxicology and Physiology
Mechanisms of insecticide resistance


Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, College of Engineering


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Areas of Research:
Machine learning
Deep learning
Healthcare informatics
Stochastic optimization


Clinton McClure Professor
Director, Center for Forest Sustainability
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


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Areas of Research:
Forest biogeochemistry
Wetland
Environmental change and human health


Professor
Department of Geosciences, College of Sciences and Mathematics


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Areas of Research:
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Land Use Change
Water Resources
Biogeography
Weather and Climate


Associate Professor
Department of Geosciences, College of Sciences and Mathematics


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Areas of Research:
Geoscience education and geocognition where I explore questions concerning human understanding of Earth systems. My current work ties together the affective and cognitive domains of learning through both qualitative and quantitative methods in the context of climate change phenomena.


Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, College of Agriculture


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Areas of Research:
Economic decision making under risk and uncertainty, with applications in areas of land conservation, agricultural production and insurance, advanced biofuel investment, new technology innovation and adoption, and food waste.


Assistant Professor
Department of Geosciences, College of Sciences and Mathematics


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Areas of Research:
Climatology, urbanization and growth models, urban climate, climate change, south Asia urbanization and impacts, sustainability, GIS and remote sensing, climate modeling


Associate Professor
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


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Areas of Research:
Ecosystem services, nature-based recreation, human dimensions of wildlife, interdisciplinary research and linked social ecological systems nationally and in Latin America


Professor
Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture


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Areas of Research:
Air-quality effects on productivity and nutritive value of herbaceous vegetation for ruminant livestock and wildlife


Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, College of Agriculture


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Areas of Research:
Resource economics
Environmental economics
Policy
Climate change


O’Donnell, Frances

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering


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Areas of Research:
Field studies and stochastic and statistical modeling of the influence of plants on soil moisture and carbon cycles


Associate Professor & Extension Specialist
Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture


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Areas of Research:
Crop modeling, climate change impacts and adaptation


Associate Professor
Director, GIS Laboratory
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


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Areas of Research:
Land use and land cover changes, climate impacts, mitigation and adaptation, food and water security across many regions of the world including Asia, Africa and North America


Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences and Mathematics


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Areas of Research:
Development and effects of abiotic stress on plants, with a specifically interest in how the plant hormone cytokinin is involved in these processes


Assistant Professor
Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts


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Areas of Research:
Environmental Economics and Applied Microeconomic Theory


Assistant Professor
Department of Geosciences, College of Sciences and Mathematics


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Areas of Research:
Geomorphology, fluvial geomorphology, landscape evolution, anthropogenic impacts on river systems, GIS applications in geomorphology


Assistant Professor
Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture


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Areas of Research:
Agroclimatology with emphasis on weather and climate models assessment and application to agricultural and water management, downscaling of weather and climate model forecasts, assessment of climate impacts on agricultural and hydrological systems, hydrological and drought monitoring and forecasting, and climate service for agriculture and water resources


Professor
Department of Geosciences, College of Sciences and Mathematics


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Areas of Research:
Sedimentary geology, including clastic sedimentology, sedimentary petrology, tectonics and stratigraphy, basin analysis and provenance studies of sequences deposited primarily in orogenic systems


Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering


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Areas of Research:
Modeling of extreme flow events in hydraulic systems
Air-water flows in hydraulic systems
Free surface flow modeling
Water quality modeling in distribution systems
Optimization of water pumping systems


Assistant Professor
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


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Areas of Research:
Parasite-host dynamics, primatology, wildlife disease ecology, vector-borne diseases, public health, and conservation biology