BSES Faculty (A - L)
REBECCA BARTHELMIE: Transport and transformation of atmospheric pollutants; chemical processes involved in the formation of inorganic and organic aerosols; numerical modeling of gas to particle conversion; atmospheric stability characteristics; offshore and coastal meteorology; wind energy meteorology and climatology.
JAMES BEVER: Ecology and evolution of plants and fungi.
BEN BRABSON: Environmental Physics, Wind Energy and Wind Speed Analysis, Extreme Value Analysis, Long-term changes in insolation from variations in the Earth’s orbit and tilt (the Milankovitch cycles) and their influence on climate change.
SIMON BRASSELL: Biogeochemical responses to climatic and environmental change; abundance and isotopic composition of organic matter in sediments; biological origins and geological fate of organic compounds.
JOHN BROTHERS: Geometric Analysis
CONSTANCE BROWN: Surface-Atmosphere Exchange of terrestrial ecosystems, in particular, forested, transitional/changing and semi-arid ecosystems; Biogeochemical modeling and the assimilation of remotely sensed data; Ecosystem manifestations of change, and climate variability - Linking the pattern to the process. Drought and fire impacts in semi-arid areas, North American Monsoon and cumulus cloud development over semi-arid sky Islands.
RINKU ROY CHOWDHURY: Land change science; Human dimensions of global encironmental change; Cultural and political ecology; GIS/RS; Landscape and conservation ecology.
KEITH CLAY: Plant Ecology; Co-evolution; Plant/Fungal Interactions
CHRIS CRAFT: Restoration Ecology; Wetland Restoration; Sediment and Nutrient Retention in Wetlands
CLARA COTTEN: Aquatic Biology; Paleolimnology; Indexing of key species for environmental assesment.
BRUCE DOUGLAS: Rheological properties of rocks; Deformation mechanisms that are active in the brittle and ductile portions of the lithosphere; Development of Tertiary extensional basins
DANILO DRAGONI: Biosphere–Atmosphere Interactions; exchange of CO2, water vapor and energy between forests and the atmosphere; measuring and modeling spatial and temporal dynamic of plant–environment interactions, with particular focus on transpiration and photosynthesis processes.
Stable isotopes in sedimentary environments (past and present) and their application to sedimentary ore deposits. The fate of metals in the environment, and in the development of tropical soils. Low temperature hydrothermal rock-water interactions at oceanic spreading ridges. The influences and interactions with microbial activity and microbial byproducts with these rock-water interactions.
TOM EVANS: GIS; Landcover Change Analysis and Modeling; Biocomplexity in Linked Bioecological-Human Systems; Land use and Land Cover Change in South-Central Indiana
BURNELL FISCHER: Research focuses on the practice of forestry and urban forestry, particularly the Central Hardwoods Region of the U.S.; interests in forest resources policy including state government management.
GERALD GASTONY: : Evolutionary problems in vascular plants
HENK HAITJEMA: Groundwater flow modeling; Model development of: regional groundwater flow systems, three-dimensional groundwater flow embedded in horizontal flow models (Dupuit-Forchheimer models), multiple fluid flow, and fracture flow.
SPENCER HALL: Interactions between species and their environment at population, community, and ecosystem levels; development of numerical models, use of experimental laboratory and field tests, and surveys of natural systems.
DIANE HENSHEL: Effects of environmental pollutants on developing organisms; Effects of pollutants on the early embryo, in general, with an additional emphasis on the effects of pollutants on the nervous system throughout the embryonic period.
GARY HIEFTJE: Development of spectrochemical measurements and instrumentation
RON HITES: Application of organic analytical chemistry to the understanding of environmental problems; Use of gas chromatographic mass spectrometry for the analysis of trace levels of potentially toxic environmental pollutants; Scale transport of halogenated compounds; Rate of reactions of pollutants with OH and O3; Anthropogenic organic pollutants in the Great Lakes; Enantiomeric ratios of pollutants.
CLAUDIA JOHNSON: Tropical Paleontology; Quantitative analysis of latitudinal trends in species and generic diversity; Evolutionary and extinction patterns of molluscs and corals.
BILL JONES: Water quality assessment; Lake and watershed management; Applied ecology; Aquatic chemistry; Groundwater assessment; Wetland ecology.
ELLEN KETTERSON: Avian biology; avian migration; Mating systems and parental care; Hormones and behavior; Physiological mechanisms underlying trade-offs in life histories; Using hormones to explore adaptation; Cominance and aggression; Population dynamics during the non-breeding season.
ERIC KNOX: Plant evolution, speciation, phylogenetic systematics; Chloroplast genome evolution; hotizontal gene transfer; flora of Indiana.