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  1. Dalia Abbas, Research Assistant Professor

    Providing evidence-based criteria to help monitor, evaluate and design effective forestry and natural resources-based supply and value chains is key to my background and experience. I seek to investigate the linkages between sustainability and supply… More

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  2. Michael Alonzo, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Environmental Science

    I'm a geographer specializing in satellite and airborne remote sensing of the terrestrial environment. My work falls mostly into one of three categories: 1) Urban ecosystem analysis using fusion of hyperspectral imagery and lidar data, 2) Characteriz… More

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  3. Willem H. Brakel, Adjunct Professor

    CAS - Environmental Science

    Willem Brakel is an environmental scientist, teacher and career diplomat with broad experience conducting research in marine and freshwater ecosystems, managing government programs, and advocating/negotiating environmental policy solutions internatio… More

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    (202) 885-6868

  4. Michael Brody, Adjunct Professor

    CAS - Environmental Science

    Michael Brody is an environmental scientist who had a long career in the Federal Government before coming to American University as an Adjunct Professor. He started his career in wetlands research and modeling with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. H… More

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  5. Albert Cheh, Professor

    CAS - Environmental Science

    Albert Cheh received a BA in Chemistry from Columbia and a PhD in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the biochemistry of enzymatic digestion of biomass to produce cellulosic ethanol biofuel. He recently supervised two NIH postdocs… More

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    (202) 885-1772

  6. Arij Farran, Senior Administrative Assistant

    CAS - Chemistry

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    (202) 885-1750

  7. Alexander Golub, Adjunct Professor

    Alexander Golub has 25 years of experience in environmental and natural resource economics, including 20 years of experience in energy and climate change with particular focus on climate economics and environmental finance, application of cutting age… More

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  8. Kiho Kim, Professor

    CAS - Environmental Science

    Dr. Kim is a marine ecologist specializing in tropical coral reefs. His research focuses on understanding the role of diseases in marine ecosystems and the synergistic effects of environmental factors, such as nutrient pollution and climate change, i… More

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    (202) 885-2181

  9. Karen Knee, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Environmental Science

    I grew up in Charleston, SC, and the happy days I spent at the beach gave me a lifelong love of the water. I left home to pursue a degree in Environmental Science at Brown University, and after graduation I worked as a cook, lab tech, freelance journ… More

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    (202) 885-1093

  10. Stephen MacAvoy, Department Chair, Environmental Science

    CAS - 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… More

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    (202) 885-3003

  11. Jesse Meiller, Senior Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Environmental Science

    Jesse Meiller is an marine ecologist and environmental toxicologist. Jesse received her PhD from the University of Maryland in the Marine, Estuarine, Environmental Sciences (MEES) program after doing her undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University… More

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    (202) 885-1780

  12. Christina Pondell, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Environmental Science

    Dr. Pondell is a marine scientist with a focus on organic chemistry. After earning her bachelor’s degree in marine science from Texas A&M University at Galveston, she studied impacts of climate and humans on the transport of organic carbon and sedime… More

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  13. Angela van Doorn, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Environmental Science

    Angela van Doorn is a zoologist who specializes in wildlife conservation. Her research focused on understanding and mitigating human/primate conflict in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa.

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  14. Claire Williams, Faculty Fellow in Residence

    A retired full professor in forest biology, Dr. Williams has also worked in the US State Department and at Weyerhaeuser Company R&D. As Senior Fulbright Scholar to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and a recipient of the John Simon Gugg… More

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  1. C. Anne Claus, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Anthropology

    C. Anne Claus is Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department. C. Anne Claus is a cultural anthropologist who researches environmental issues in contemporary Japan. Her academic work investigates how the interplay of international and local dis… More

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    (202) 885-6797

  2. Daniel Fong, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

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    (202) 885-2174

  3. Robert Jernigan, Professor

    CAS - Math & Statistics

    Robert W. Jernigan holds a PhD from the University of South Florida and is a Professor of Statistics at AU. He was formerly Senior Statistician, US Environmental Protection Agency, Statistical Policy Branch and Visiting Researcher at the Smithsonian … More

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    (202) 885-3170