Department Chair, Environmental Science
Department of Environmental Science
Additional Positions at AU
- Graduate Program Advisor, Department of Environmental Science
Working in biogeochemistry and ecology, Professor MacAvoy has been particularly interested in areas where marine and freshwater systems interface such as those that appear in tidal aquatic environments. Dr. MacAvoy is also interested in how nutrients flow through and are utilized by aquatic ecosystem components. Research and consulting activities have taken him to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico in a submersible as well as less exotic locations such as Barbados. Stephen MacAvoy obtained his PhD from the University of Virginia in 2000 and conducted post-doctoral work at the University of Georgia. He joined the faculty of American University in 2003 and became Chair of the Department of Environmental Science in 2016. Recent publications have appeared in Applied Geochemistry, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Ecological Engineering and Marine Mammal Science. He is currently conducting research on the geochemistry of the Anacostia River, Washington DC USA as well as climate change resilience among aquatic invertebrates.
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