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

Christopher Chizinski
Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

UNL

Texas and Nebraska plains, fisheries, anglers, ecology

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

Tanya Shenk (F)
Adjunct Faculty/National Park Service

UNL

Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystems Unit, ecology, conservation biology, endangered species, whooping cranes

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

Elizabeth VanWormer (F)
Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Natural Resources

UNL

Disease organisms, wildlife habitat, agriculture, nitrates

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