Ecology and Environmental Sciences Faculty

Faculty

Nancy A. Auer

Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Fish Biology
  • Zooplankton ecology
  • Limnology
  • Conservation Biology

Rupali Datta

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Director and Advisor, Graduate Program

906-487-1783
rupdatta@mtu.edu
Dow 530

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Plant-Microbe Interactions

Erika I. Hersch-Green

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Plant Evolutionary Ecology
  • Ecological Genetics
  • Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics

Michael R. Gretz

Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Algal Extracellular Polymers and Biocomposites - Regulation of Biogenesis

Casey J Huckins

Professor, Biological Sciences

Program Director Peace Corps Master's International Program in Biological Sciences

906-487-2475
cjhuckin@mtu.edu
Dow 716, GLRC 112

Research Expertise

  • Ecology of lakes, streams, and their riparian interface with terrestrial systems
  • Fish ecology, biology, functional morphology
  • effects of land use on ecological systems
  • Biomonitoring for research and restoration
  • Effects of Invasive Species
Chandrashekhar P. Joshi
"Cellulose is the fiber of human civilization."

Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

Department Chair and Professor, Biological Sciences

Adjunct Professor of Plant Molecular Genetics, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

906-487-2738 (Biology)
cpjoshi@mtu.edu
Dow 741,

Research Interests, Biological Sciences

  • Plant Molecular Genetics

Areas of Expertise, Biology and Forestry

  • Cellulose and lignin biosynthesis in trees
  • Wood formation
  • Tree growth and development
  • Engineering trees
  • Forest bioinformatics

Charles Kerfoot

Professor, Biological Sciences

Director, Lake Superior Ecosystem Research Center

Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

906-487-2769
wkerfoot@mtu.edu
GLRC 305, office

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Paleoecology

Amy M. Marcarelli

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Limnology
  • Ecosystem Ecology of Streams and Rivers
  • Biogeochemistry

Stephen Techtmann

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

906-487-3250
smtechtm@mtu.edu
Dow 531

Research Interests

  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Next-generation sequencing technology and bioinformatics
  • Microbial physiology and biochemistry
  • Microbes as sensors for the environmental impacts of oil and gas production
  • Microbially-mediated remediation of crude oil contamination

Thomas Werner

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

906-487-1209
twerner@mtu.edu
Dow 523 (Please use Dow 740 for shipping items!)

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Toxicology
  • Developmental Biology

Adjunct/Research Faculty and Instructors

Robert A. Andersen

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington

Emeritus Director, Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (CCMP, now NCMA)

906-370-1886
raa48@uw.edu

Research Interests

  • Chrysophyte algae
  • Algal Systematics
  • Algal Culturing

Colin N. Brooks

Adjunct Instructor, Biological Sciences

Manager of Environmental Science Laboratory, MTRI: Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor)

734-913-6858
cnbrooks@mtu.edu

Research interests

  • Resource Ecology

Gary Fahnenstiel

Senior Scientist, Great Lakes Research Center and Michigan Tech Research Institute

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Limnology of the Great Lakes
  • Primary productivity
  • Phytoplankton dunamics
  • Laurentian Great Lakes

Dibyendu Sarkar

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Professor and Director, Sustainability Management Program

Stevens Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Application of Low-Temperature Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry in Environmental Contamination Problems
  • Application of Biogeochemistry in Waste Recycling and Nutrient Management in Soils
  • Application of Soil Chemistry and Biology in Environmental Remediation Problems
  • Estimation of Ecological and Human Health Risk for Environmental Decision-Making

Robert A. Shuchman

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Co-director of the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)

734-913-6860
shuchman@mtu.edu
MTRI

Research Interests

  • Oceanic Sciences/Natural Resources
  • AR, MS, and Photo-imaging Applied to Oceanography
  • Earth Resources
  • Military Coastal Environmental Assessment

Robert J. Stottlemyer

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Environmental Quality