Great Plains Fellows: Natural Resources, Environmental Studies

Craig Allen (F)
Professor

UNL

Fish and wildlife research



Tala Awada (F)
Associate Professor

UNL

Physiological plant ecologist



Walter Bagley (EF)
Associate Prof. Emeritus, Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife

UNL

Woody plants, central and northern prairies


Mary Bomberger Brown (F)
Coordinator

UNL

Ornithology and conservation biology


James Brandle (F)
Professor

UNL

Woody plants in agricultural systems


Mark Burbach (F)
Associate Professor

UNL

Human behavior and the environment


Amy Burgin (F)
Assistant Professor

UNL

Microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, aquatic ecosystems


John P. Carroll (F)
Director, School of Natural Resources

UNL

Ecology, sustainability


Ron Case (EF)
Professor Emeritus, Natural Resources - Wildlife

UNL

Wildlife population biology, forestry, fisheries


Xun-Hong Chen (F)
Professor

UNL

Groundwater, hydrogeology, stream-aquifer interactions



Kenneth F. Dewey (F)
Professor

UNL

Storm climatology, climate change, drought



Robert Diffendal (EF)
Professor Emeritus, Conservation & Survey, Geology

UNL

Geology, historical geology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, geomorphology


Betsy Downey (AF)
Professor, Environmental Studies

Gonzaga University

Environmental studies, Mari Sandoz, Cold War, Yellowstone


Bruce Dvorak (F)
Professor, Interim Chair

UNL

Environmental engineering, drinking water


Aris Efting (AF)
Faculty

Bard High School Early College

Aquatic ecology, climate change and water quality, freshwater quality


Duane Eversoll (EF)
Professor Emeritus, Natural Resources

UNL

Environmental engineering, geology, water resources, mapping


W Sue Fairbanks (AF)
Assistant Prof., Natural Resource Ecology and Managment

Oklahoma State University

Wildlife Biology, wildlife and grassland interactions, behavioral ecology


Dennis Ferraro (F)
Extension Associate Professor

UNL

Herpetology, Master Naturalist program



Joseph TJ Fontaine (F)
Assist. Unit Leader, Assistant Prof.

UNL

Wildlife ecology, Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Unit



Patricia Freeman (F)
Professor

UNL

Vertebrate biology, human effects on the environment



Paul Hanson (F)
Associate Professor

UNL

Evolution of the Platte River system


Michael Hayes (F)
Professor, Drought Mitigation Center

UNL

Drought planning, impacts, vulnerability, and mitigation


John Heaston (AF)
Director, Platte River Program Office

The Nature Conservancy

Water management, Platte River, anthropology, conservation planning


Kyle C. Hoagland (F)
Professor

UNL

Toxicity of agricultural chemicals to algae in lakes and streams


Qi Steven Hu (F)
Professor

UNL

Warm season precipitation


Kenneth G. Hubbard (F)
Professor

UNL

Warming climate impacts


Wes Jackson (AF)
President

The Land Institute

Natural systems agriculture, botany, plant genetics, biology


Matt Joeckel (F)
Professor

UNL

Sedimentology, stratigraphy


Scott Josiah (F)
Professor, Director Nebraska Forest Service

UNL

Forestry, agroforestry, wildland fire


Paul Kay (AEF)
Associate Professor, Environment and Resource Studies

University of Waterloo

Climate change, water resources


Cody Knutson (F)
Research Associate Professor

UNL

Water resources, environmental geography


Dennis Kuhnel (AF)
Director

Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Research & Visitor Center

Archaeology, Native American literature, environmental law


Robert Kuzelka (EF)
Professor Emeritus, Natural Resources

UNL

Natural resources, water policy and management


Rebecca Lacome (AF)
Mather Training Department

Harper Ferrys Center

Biological diversity, natural history of the prairies, Mammoth Cave National Park, folklore


Brent Lathrop (AF)
Director, Southeast Wyoming

The Nature Conservancy

Community and regional planning, geography


Leanne Martin (AF)
Graduate Assistant-Research

Iowa State University

Prairie restoration, plant species diversity, seed, ecology


Robert Murphy (AF)
Nongame biologist, Migratory Birds

Southwest Region, U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Ecology, ornithology, prairie restoration, grassland bird habitat


James Parham (AF)
Aquatic Hydrologist

Hawaii Biological Survey, Bishop Museum

Hawaiian streams and habitats, habitat use, streamfishes, fisheries, Platte River


Gerald Parsons (EF)
Associate Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

UNL

Agricultural leadership, education and communication


Tapan Pathak (F)
Extension Educator

UNL

Climate variability and climate change science



Mark Pegg (F)
Professor

UNL

Fisheries ecologist, aquatic ecosystems


Lisa Pennisi (F)
Assistant Professor

UNL

Human impacts on natural resources


Edward Peters (EF)
Professor Emeritus, School of Natural Resources

UNL

Fish ecology, fisheries science, natural resources


Kevin Pope (F)
Associate Professor

UNL

Fishery ecology



Larkin Powell (F)
Professor

UNL

Conservation biology, wildlife ecology



Richard Reading (AF)
Vice President for Conservation

Denver Zoological Foundation

Grasslands, Great Plains, Mongolia, Kalahari, Altiplano, conservation biology


Karl J. Reinhard (F)
Professor

UNL

Forensic scientist, archaeoparasitology



Norman Rosenberg (AEF)
Chief Scientist Emeritus, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Joint Global Change Research Institute

Integrated Earth studies, climate, evapotranspiration


Martha Shulski (F)
Associate Professor, High Plains Regional Climate Center

UNL

Climate variability, change, impacts


Mark Svoboda
Climatologist

UNL's National Drought Mitigation Center

Water, drought, natural resources, weather, drought early warning


James Swinehart (EF)
Professor Emeritus, Conservation & Survey

UNL

Geology, cenozoic geological history of the Great Plains


Tsegaye Tadesse (F)
Assistant Professor

UNL

Drought monitoring, natural resource management


Stephen Torbit (AF)
Assistant Regional Director, Science

Mountain-Prairie Region, U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Wildlife ecology, ruminant nutritional physiology


Andrew Tyre (F)
Associate Professor

UNL

Wildlife population,
ecology


Matthew Wagner (AF)
Director, Freedom to Roam project, Northern Great Plains

World Wildlife Fund

Environmental law, sustainable development law


Steven S. Waller (F)
Professor, Dean

UNL

Range management



Brian Wardlow (F)
Associate Professor

UNL

GIS, drought monitoring



David Wedin (F)
Professor

UNL

Grassland, savanna ecology, carbon/nitrogen cycling


William Whitney (AF)
Executive Director

Prairie Plains Research Institute

Prairie restoration, botany, plant ecology, biology, McConaughy Resevoir


Howard Wiegers (EF)
Professor Emeritus, Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife

UNL

Forestry, fisheries, wildlife


Donald A. Wilhite (F)
Professor

UNL

Drought preparedness,
mitigation, policy


Gary Zoubeck (F)
Extension Educator

UNL

Irrigated agriculture, water management


(F) = Fellow, (AF) = Associate Fellow, (EF) = Emeritus Fellow, (AEF) = Associate Emeritus Fellow, (GF) = Graduate Fellow