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Name Title Email Phone
Marc David Abrams, Ph.D. Nancy and John Steimer Professor of Agricultural Sciences agl@psu.edu 814-865-4901
Tarik Acevedo-Gonzalez PhD Student, Ecology tsa19@psu.edu
Daniel Allen Assistant Professor of Aquatic Ecology daniel.c.allen@psu.edu
Denise Alving PhD Student, Forest Resources dpa5259@psu.edu
Kathleen Arrington Postdoctoral Scholar kea106@psu.edu
Julian D. Avery, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor jda121@psu.edu
Robert Baldwin, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus rcb9@psu.edu 814-865-7541
Ekaterina Bazilevskaya Assistant Research Professor, Director of SRCL eab204@psu.edu
Douglas Beegle, Ph.D. Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Agronomy dbb@psu.edu 814-863-1016
Cara Bintrim MS Student, Soil Science cmb8251@psu.edu
Taylor Blackman PhD Student, Forest Resources tnb5149@psu.edu
Paul Blankenhorn, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Wood Technology prb@psu.edu 814-865-7541
Molly Bletz Assistant Professor of Disease Ecology mcb6342@psu.edu
Constance Bolte PostDoc ceb6313@psu.edu
Todd Bowersox, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus twb@psu.edu 814-865-7541
Elizabeth W. Boyer ewb100@psu.edu 814-865-8830
Brosi Bradley Research Technologist bxb258@psu.edu 814-429-9242
Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D. Professor of Wildlife Resources mxb21@psu.edu 814-863-8442
Mary Ann Victoria Bruns, Ph.D. Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biogeochemistry mvb10@psu.edu 814-863-0779
Andrew Bucha III MS Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science dxb1091@psu.edu
Frances E. Buderman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Quantitative Wildlife Ecology fbuderman@psu.edu 814-867-3378
Eric Burkhart, Ph.D. Teaching Professor epb6@psu.edu 814-641-1892
Katharine Butler Senior Lecturer in Soil Science katebutler@psu.edu 814-865-2119
Janniry Cabrera Belen PhD student, Ecology jzc6693@psu.edu
Bradley J. Cardinale Professor bjc6025@psu.edu
John E. Carlson, Ph.D. Academy Professor and Professor Emeritus of Molecular Genetics jec16@psu.edu
Hanshi Chen PhD Student, Ecology hpc5376@psu.edu
Edward Ciolkosz, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Soil Genesis and Morphology f8i@psu.edu 814-865-1530
Angela Clark Administrative Manager adg3@psu.edu 814-863-7093
Kevin Cook Forester/Arborist kmc5089@psu.edu 814-865-6272
Estelle Couradeau Assistant Professor of Soils and Environmental Microbiology efc5279@psu.edu 814-863-1615
Rachel Cruz-Pérez PhD Student, Ecology & Biogeochemistry rfc5587@psu.edu
Christopher Custer PhD student, Ecology cac6877@psu.edu
Stephen Dadio MS Student, Soil Science sqd5560@psu.edu
Rick Day, Ph.D. Emeritus Associate Professor
David R DeWalle, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Forest Hydrology drdewalle@psu.edu 814-863-3532
Duane Diefenbach, Ph.D. Professor of Wildlife Ecology drd11@psu.edu 814-865-3992
Patrick Drohan, Ph.D. Professor of Pedology & Graduate Program Chair pjd7@psu.edu 814-863-4246
Jonathan M. Duncan, Ph.D., M.P.A. Associate Professor of Hydrology jmduncan@psu.edu 814-865-7554
Jessie Edson Genetics Laboratory Manager jee5023@psu.edu
David Eissenstat, Ph.D. Professor of Woody Plant Physiology dme9@psu.edu 814-863-3371
William Elmendorf, Ph.D. Professor and Ibberson Chair in Community and Urban Forestry wfe1@psu.edu 814-863-7941
Margarita Fernández, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scientist mmf5814@psu.edu
C. Paola Ferreri, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Fisheries Management cpf3@psu.edu 814-863-2095
Jennifer R Fetter Director, Center for Agriculture Conservation Assistance Training jenn.fetter@psu.edu 717-921-8803
Sara Fern Fitzsimmons PA - American Chestnut Foundation sff3@psu.edu 814-863-7192
Sierra Fleck Financial Assistant sld5504@psu.edu 814-865-2498
Daniel Fritton, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Soil Physics ddf@psu.edu
Joshua Gershey MS Student, Ecology jag6539@psu.edu
Sarah Glass PhD student, Ecology seg5777@psu.edu
Luiza Goncalves Lazzaro PhD Student, Ecology lzg5455@psu.edu 814-863-7221
Stephanie Gonzalez PhD Student, Ecology sjg6513@psu.edu
Lisa Grab MS Student, Forest Resources lkg5330@psu.edu
Jonah N. Gray PhD Student, Ecology jng5546@psu.edu
Tyler A. Groh, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor tag5611@psu.edu 814-865-6726
Daniel Guarin PhD Student, Soil Science & International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dxg5419@psu.edu
Katie Gundermann PhD Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science kpgund@psu.edu
Jill Hamilton Associate Professor & Director, Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics jvh6349@psu.edu
Brent Harding Director of Forestlands Management Office bah173@psu.edu 814-865-7422 or 814-865-6272
Joshua Richard Hersl MS Student, Forest Resources jrh292@psu.edu
Kierstyn Higgins PhD student, Ecology kth5285@psu.edu
Olivia Hodgson MS Student, Ecology och13@psu.edu
Nicole Houck Graduate Program Coordinator nmh5631@psu.edu 814-863-7221
Ezra Houston MS student, Forest Resources eph5151@psu.edu
Sara Isgate MS student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science sbi5102@psu.edu
DiCarlo Jackson MS Student, Ecology daj5551@psu.edu 814-863-1598
Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. Professor of Forest Resources mgj2@psu.edu 814-865-3994
Chyvonne Jessick PhD Student, Ecology cmr6350@psu.edu
Jason Kaye, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry jpk12@psu.edu 814-863-1614
Margot Wilkinson Kaye, Ph.D. Interim Department Head and Professor of Forest Ecology mwk12@psu.edu 814-865-4841
Jason Keagy, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor of Wildlife Behavioral Ecology keagy@psu.edu
Faith Kibuye Water Resources Extension Associate ffk5024@psu.edu 814-863-4622
Peter Kleinman, Ph.D. Adjunct Associate Professor of Soil Science, USDA-ARS peter.kleinman@ars.usda.gov 814-865-3184
Hannah Klim MS Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science hxk5540@psu.edu 814-863-7221
Sridhar Komarneni, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Clay Mineralogy komarneni@psu.edu 814-865-1542
Marissa Kopp PhD Student, Ecology mkk5565@psu.edu
Jesse K. Kreye, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor juk1097@psu.edu
Melissa M. Kreye, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Forest Resources Management mxk1244@psu.edu 814-867-1237
Nathan LaDuke M.S. Student, Forest Resources nbl5271@psu.edu 814-863-7221
Kirk Lawson PhD Student, Forest Resources skl5760@psu.edu
Melissa Lehrer mal6810@psu.edu
Laura P. Leites, Ph.D. Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs lpl3@psu.edu
Xiaolu Li Postdoctoral Scholar xzl5517@psu.edu
Deah Lieurance, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Invasive Species Biology and Management dzl5661@psu.edu 814-863-8442
Joanne Loose Administrative Support Assistant jel6@psu.edu 814-865-4511
Madeline Luthard PhD Student, Ecology & Biogeochemistry msl5511@psu.edu
James Lynch, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Forest Hydrology jal@psu.edu 814-865-7541
Marjorie Grace Macknight PhD Student, Ecology mgm5568@psu.edu
Melinda Marsh PhD Student, Soil Science & Biogeochemistry mjm9109@psu.edu
Matt Marshall, Ph.D. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Wildlife Conservation matt_marshall@nps.gov 814-863-0134
Elizabeth McAlpine-Bellis PhD Student, Ecology ekm5556@psu.edu
Mary McCafferty PhD Student, Ecology mkm7260@psu.edu
Larry McCormick, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus lhm@psu.edu 814-865-7541
Marc E. McDill, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Forest Management mmcdill@psu.edu 814-865-1602
Alayna Mead Postdoctoral Fellow avm7312@psu.edu
Robert Meinen Senior Extension Associate rjm134@psu.edu 814-865-5986
Michael G. Messina, Ph.D. Former Head and Professor Emeritus, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management mgm20@psu.edu
Laura Mikulak Proposal and Award Generalist lmm463@psu.edu 814-865-8384
David A.W. Miller, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Wildlife Population Ecology dxm84@psu.edu 814-863-1598
Abriti Moktan PhD Student, Forest Resources, Water-Energy-Food Nexus Cohort axm6904@psu.edu 814-863-7221
Brian Morris MS Student, Soil Science bpm5470@psu.edu 908-721-6839
Allyson Brownlee Muth, Ed.D. Director, Center for Private Forests abm173@psu.edu 814-865-3208
Wayne Myers, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Forest Biometrics wlm@psu.edu 814-865-7541
Kripa Neupane PhD Student, Forest Resources kpn5207@psu.edu
Calvin L. Norman Assistant Teaching Professor of Forestry cmn5525@psu.edu 814-863-4705
Alexandra Orr PhD Student, Forest Resources aso124@psu.edu
Jeffrey Allen Osborne Forest Stewardship Program Associate jao5194@psu.edu 814-867-5982
Nicole Palmer MS Student, Ecology nbp5402@psu.edu
JeriLynn E. Peck (Jeri Peck), Ph.D. Research Associate peckj@psu.edu 814-234-2898
Gary Petersen, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Soil and Land Resources gwp2@psu.edu 814-865-1540
José Julian Prieto Ph.D. Student, Education Theory with Dual Title in Transdisciplinary Research on the Environment and Society (TREES) jjp6534@psu.edu 814-867-3146
Tong Qiu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Multifunctional Landscapes tvq5043@psu.edu 814-865-4901
Brian Redder PhD Student, Soil Science bfr5095@psu.edu
Sarah Richards Ph.D. Student, Ecology scr5400@psu.edu 814-867-1383
Zoelie Rivera-Ocasio PhD Student, Soil Science & Biogeochemistry zxr81@psu.edu
Michael Robbins Soil Research Cluster Laboratory Manager mlr263@psu.edu 814-867-1270
William Robertson MS Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science wor5079@psu.edu
Luisa Robles Zaragoza MS Student, Soil Science lfr5341@psu.edu 814-863-7221
Ellen A. Rom Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs and Alumni Relations, and Assistant Teaching Professor exr2@psu.edu 814-863-0362
Andrew Ross MS Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science aur309@psu.edu
Gary San Julian, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Resources jgs9@psu.edu 814-865-4287
Larry Schardt Natural Resource Conservationist las233@psu.edu 814-865-1138
Mary Jo Schillings Department Head Assistant mjs9@psu.edu 814-865-0172
Christopher Scott, Ph.D. Goddard Chair - Forestry & Environ. Conservation cascott@psu.edu 814-867-4384
Barb Sellers Administrative Support Assistant bss213@psu.edu 814-863-0401
Helen Senerchia MS Student, Soil Science hks5357@psu.edu 814-865-6726
Sadikshya Sharma PhD Student, Forest Resources sbs6203@psu.edu
William Sharpe, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Forest Hydrology wes@psu.edu 814-865-7541
Tejal Sudhir Shirsat PhD Student, Soil Science tejalss@psu.edu
Sina Sinai Research Assistant, Leites Lab szs818@psu.edu
Sugjit Singh PhD student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science sks6950@psu.edu
Kyle Smelter MS Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science kjs7255@psu.edu 814-863-7221
Rachel Smith Undergraduate Administrative Assistant rdr15@psu.edu 814-865-4237
Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D. Teaching Professor in Forest Resources and sss5@psu.edu 814-865-4261
Ashley Snyder Part-time Administrative Assistant ams68@psu.edu 814-865-2050
Sasha Danielle Soto PhD Student, Center for Private Forests sds5876@psu.edu
Jay Stauffer, Jr., Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Ichthyology vc5@psu.edu 814-863-0645
Richard Stehouwer, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Soil Science rcs15@psu.edu
Kim Steiner, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Forest Biology kcs@psu.edu 814-865-9351
Charles Strauss, Ph.D. Director and Professor Emeritus, School of Forest Resources chs3@psu.edu 814-865-7541
Morgan Stum MS Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science mbs6798@psu.edu
Antonios Stylianides PhD Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science azs568@psu.edu
Jon Sweetman Assistant Research Professor jfs6745@psu.edu 814-865-1143
David Sylvia, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus dmsylvia@psu.edu 814-863-6726
Sarah Tierney MS Student, Soil Science sat60@psu.edu
Michael Toolan MS student, Forest Resources mjt5194@psu.edu 814-865-8080
Ryan V. Trexler Graduate Student rxt92@psu.edu
Jacob Trowbridge PhD Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science jxt5689@psu.edu
Walter Tzilkowski, Ph.D. Associate Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Science wmt@psu.edu
Tyler Wagner, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Fisheries Ecology txw19@psu.edu 814-865-6592
W. David Walter, Ph.D. Adjunct Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology wdw12@psu.edu 814-867-4763
Tyler Walters MS Student, Ecology tsw5223@psu.edu
Mason Ward PhD Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science msw5688@psu.edu
Andrew Warner Director, Penn State Water Initiative atwarner@psu.edu (814) 863-6441
Jack Watson, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Soil Science / Soil Physics / Biogeochemistry jackwatson@psu.edu
Yu Wei PhD Student, Forest Resources yzw5784@psu.edu 814-863-7221
Jennifer Weld Assistant Research Professor jlw23@psu.edu 877-722-4724
Duke Williams Research Technologist: Soil Science mzw5878@psu.edu
Veronica Winter PhD Student, Ecology vaw5154@psu.edu
Joshua Wisor PhD Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science jmw5805@psu.edu
Amanda Zak MS Student, Ecology alz5215@psu.edu
Michelle Zavala Paez PhD Student, Ecology mez5151@psu.edu
Eric K. Zenner, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Silviculture eric.zenner@psu.edu 814-865-4574