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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
Katherine Altamirano MS Student, Ecology kva5407@psu.edu
Denise Alving PhD Student, Forest Resources dpa5259@psu.edu
Naomi Anderson MS Student, FOR R nea5048@psu.edu
Kathleen Arrington PostDoc kea106@psu.edu
Laramie Aspegren MS Student, Soil Science lpa5146@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
Eva Barr MS Student, Ecology epb5247@psu.edu
Samuel Bayuzick MS, Soil Science sjb5759@psu.edu
Douglas Beegle, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Agronomy dbb@psu.edu 814-863-1016
Jhony Armando Benavides Bolaños PhD Student, Soil Science jab1106@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
Vicki S. Blazer Research Fish Biologist vblazer@usgs.gov
Jean-Marc Bollag, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Soil Biochemistry jmbollag@psu.edu 814-863-0843
Todd Bowersox, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus twb@psu.edu 814-865-7541
Elizabeth W. Boyer, Ph.D. Professor of Water Resources 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
Ray Bryant, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Agronomy, USDA-ARS ray.bryant@ars.usda.gov 814-863-0923
Karen Brzezinski MS Student, Ecology keb6231@psu.edu
Anthony Buda, Ph.D. Research Hydrologist, USDA-ARS Anthony.Buda@ars.usda.gov 814-865-6623
Frances E. Buderman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Quantitative Wildlife Ecology fbuderman@psu.edu 814-867-3378
Eric Burkhart, Ph.D. Associate Teaching Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management epb6@psu.edu 814-865-3951
Katharine Butler Senior Lecturer in Soil Science katebutler@psu.edu 814-865-2119
Nina Rose Camillone PhD Candidate, Soil Science and International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) nrc30@psu.edu
Bradley J. Cardinale Department Head, Ecosystem Science and Management bjc6025@psu.edu
John E. Carlson, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Molecular Genetics jec16@psu.edu
Xin Chen PhD Student, Forest Resources xin.chen@psu.edu
Holly Chittum PhD Student, Forest Resources hkc10@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
Avery M. Corondi MS Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science amc8157@psu.edu
Estelle Couradeau Assistant Professor of Soils and Environmental Microbiology efc5279@psu.edu 814-863-1615
Christopher Custer PhD student, Ecology cac6877@psu.edu
Samuel Dannenberg MS Student, Forest Resources std5205@psu.edu
Rick Day, Ph.D. Emeritus Associate Professor
Curtis Dell, Ph.D. Adjunct Associate Professor of Soil Science, USDA-ARS curtis.dell@ars.usda.gov 814-863-0984
David R DeWalle, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Forest Hydrology drdewalle@psu.edu 814-863-3532
Duane Diefenbach, Ph.D. Adjunct 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
Linda Duerr Coordinator of Children's Educational Programs lmd9@psu.edu 814-867-4813
Jonathan M. Duncan, Ph.D., M.P.A. Assistant 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 Fernandez PhD Student, Ecology mmf5814@psu.edu
C. Paola Ferreri, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Fisheries Management cpf3@psu.edu 814-863-2095
Jennifer Fetter jrf21@psu.edu
James Finley, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Forest Resources fj4@psu.edu 814-863-0402
Sara Fern Fitzsimmons PA - American Chestnut Foundation sff3@psu.edu 814-863-7192
Suzanne Fleishman PhD Student, Ecology smfleish@gmail.com
Daniel Fritton, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Soil Physics ddf@psu.edu
Jeff Grimm Research Assistant jg4@psu.edu
Tyler A. Groh, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor tag5611@psu.edu 814-865-6726
Dana Grove Financial Assistant dlg5035@psu.edu 814-865-2050
Daniel Guarin PhD Student, Soil Science & International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dxg5419@psu.edu
Katie Gundermann MS student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science kpgund@psu.edu
Jill Hamilton Director of the Schatz Center and Associate Professor jvh6349@psu.edu
Brent Harding Senior Forester bah173@psu.edu 814-865-7422
Joseph Harding Assistant Teaching Professor h31@psu.edu 814-865-6272
Brennan Holderman Research Technologist II brh5047@psu.edu
Sarah A. Isbell PhD Student, Ecology szi5054@psu.edu
David Jackson drj11@psu.edu
Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. Professor of Forest Resources mgj2@psu.edu 814-865-3994
Daniel Johnson, Ph.D. Assistant Teaching Professor of Soil Science dkj5264@psu.edu 814-867-0542
Jacob Johnson PhD Student, Forest Resources jjj5438@psu.edu
Joshua B. Johnson Wildlife Biometrician jbj134@psu.edu
Jason Kaye, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry jpk12@psu.edu 814-863-1614
Margot Wilkinson Kaye, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Forest Ecology mwk12@psu.edu 814-865-4841
Jason Keagy, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor of Wildlife Behavioral Ecology jxk6051@psu.edu
Peter Kleinman, Ph.D. Adjunct Associate Professor of Soil Science, USDA-ARS peter.kleinman@ars.usda.gov 814-865-3184
Sridhar Komarneni, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Clay Mineralogy komarneni@psu.edu 814-865-1542
Marissa Kopp PhD, Ecology mkk5565@psu.edu
Jesse K. Kreye, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor juk1097@psu.edu
Melissa M. Kreye, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Forest Resource Management mxk1244@psu.edu 814-867-1237
Jaedyn Lalonde MS Student, Ecology exl5416@psu.edu
Emily Lavely Postdoctoral Fellow ekn5016@psu.edu
Kirk Lawson PhD Student, FOR R skl5760@psu.edu
Laura P. Leites, Ph.D. Associate Research Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology lpl3@psu.edu 814-865-4244
Emily Lesher MS Student, Soil Science ejl5218@psu.edu
Whitney Lisenbee PostDoc wbl5227@psu.edu
Joanne Loose Financial Assistant jel6@psu.edu 814-865-7541
Doua Jim Lor MS Student, Ecology djl5946@psu.edu
Madeline Luthard PhD student, Ecology 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, SOILS mjm9109@psu.edu
Matt Marshall, Ph.D. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Wildlife Conservation matt_marshall@nps.gov 814-863-0134
Evan C Mascitti PhD Candidate, Soil Science ecm200@psu.edu
Erynn Maynard-Bean Postdoctoral Researcher eem212@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
Devyn McPheeters MS Student, Ecology ddm88@psu.edu
Robert Meinen PhD Student, Soil Science 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
David A.W. Miller, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Wildlife Population Ecology dxm84@psu.edu 814-863-1598
Diane Monteith Graduate Program Coordinator dxm66@psu.edu 814-863-7221
Elliott Moran PhD Student, Ecology ejm6168@psu.edu
Sara Mueller PhD Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science sjm5467@psu.edu
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
Robert Neiderer Senior Research Technologist rjn11@psu.edu 877-722-4724
Richard Novak MS, Ecology ran7@psu.edu
Alexandra Orr PhD Student, Forest Resources aso124@psu.edu
Abigail Owens MS Student, Soil Science apo5249@psu.edu
Britta "Wren" Patton PhD Student, Ecology bwp125@psu.edu 814-865-3155
JeriLynn (Jeri) E. 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
Danielle Pierone MS Student, Wildlife Fisheries and Science dap5355@psu.edu
Michael Powell Senior Research Technologist mjp175@psu.edu 814-863-1113
Edward Primka PhD Student, Ecology ejp25@psu.edu
Cathryn Pugh MS Student, Forest Resources cvp5259@psu.edu
Charles David Ray, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management cdr14@psu.edu 814-865-0679
Brian Redder PhD Student, SOILS bfr5095@psu.edu
Warren Reed PhD Student, Ecology wpr5005@psu.edu
Arun Regmi PhD Student, Forest Resources abr5708@psu.edu
Bruna Rodrigues Do Amaral MS Student, Ecology bzr69@psu.edu
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
Zachary Paul Sanders PhD Student, Soil Science zps10@psu.edu
Vishnupriya Sankararaman PhD Student, Ecology vus85@psu.edu
Larry Schardt Natural Resource Conservationist las233@psu.edu 814-865-1138
Mary Jo Schillings Department Head Assistant mjs9@psu.edu 814-865-0172
Zachary M. Schumber MS, Wildlife and Fisheries Science zms5135@psu.edu
Christopher Scott Maurice K. Goddard Chair of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Professor cascott@psu.edu 814-867-4384
Bobbi Jo Scovern Administrative Support Assistant bys5@psu.edu 814-865-4511
Barb Sellers Administrative Support Assistant bss213@psu.edu 814-863-0401
Sadikshya Sharma PhD Student, Forest Resources sbs6203@psu.edu
William Sharpe, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Forest Hydrology wes@psu.edu 814-865-7541
Sina Sinai Research Assistant, Leites Lab szs818@psu.edu
Sugjit Singh PhD student, WFS sks6950@psu.edu
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
William Sopper Professor Emeritus of Forest Hydrology wes1@psu.edu
Sasha Danielle Soto PhD Student, Center for Private Forests sds5876@psu.edu
Cassie Stark MS student, Forest Resources cjs7115@psu.edu
Sydney Stark MS student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science sps6558@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
Charles Strauss, Ph.D. Director and Professor Emeritus, School of Forest Resources chs3@psu.edu 814-865-7541
Morgan Stum MS student, WFS mjm9109@psu.edu
Jon Sweetman Assistant Research Professor jfs6745@psu.edu 814-865-1143
Bryan Swistock Extension Associate brs@psu.edu 814-863-0194
David Sylvia, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus dmsylvia@psu.edu 814-863-6726
Qicheng Tang PhD Student, Soil Science qut9@psu.edu
Michael Toolan MS student, Forest Resources mjt5194@psu.edu 814-865-8080
Ryan Trexler PhD student, Ecology rxt92@psu.edu
Sarah Troisi MS student, Soil Science sat60@psu.edu
Walter Tzilkowski, Ph.D. Associate Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Science wmt@psu.edu
Myriah Wadley MS Student, Forest Resources mzw5416@psu.edu
Tyler Wagner, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Fisheries Ecology txw19@psu.edu 814-865-6592
Mallory Wahlstrom MS student, FOR R mbw5722@psu.edu
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
Jennifer Weld Assistant Research Professor jlw23@psu.edu 877-722-4724
Paris Werner MS Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science ppw5092@psu.edu
Joshua Wisor PhD Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science jmw5805@psu.edu
Michelle Zavala Paez PhD student, Ecology mez5151@psu.edu
Eric Zawatski MS Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Science ejz5042@psu.edu
Eric K. Zenner, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Silviculture eric.zenner@psu.edu 814-865-4574
Huaibin Zhang MS Student, Soils huz121@psu.edu
Tetyana Zhebentyayeva Associate Research Professor tnz4@psu.edu 814-863-9164