Faculty

Fostering Interdisciplinarity

Our 18 core faculty members at Virginia Tech represent a diversity of scientific and societal perspectives as well as a community of scholars spanning all stages of their academic career.  We represent 10 departments and 6 colleges on campus, and one off-campus center, with strong inclusion of both the sciences and social sciences (UAP, HIST, STS, and Brosnan Center).

Reaching across so many academic units is required to achieve our vision for interdisciplinary training.  Faculty from these diverse departments will offer formal coursework in their areas of expertise, participate in the GRAD 5134 and Graduate seminar courses, and participate in the multitude of IGC IGEP social events.

 

Meet Our Faculty

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WILLIAM A. HOPKINS
IGC Director and P.I.
Associate Professor
Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Research Interests: Trophic and maternal transfer of contaminants, maternal effects, stress ecophysiology, bioenergetics and physiological tradeoffs
email       lab website


 

JEFFREY R. WALTERS
Co-P.I.
Harold H. Bailey Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Conservation of avian species and associated ecosystems, dispersal behavior and its relationship to sensitivity to habitat fragmentation, evolution of cooperative breeding systems, the science – policy interface
email      lab website


 

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PAUL ANGERMEIER
Research Scientist and Professor
US Geological Survey, Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Research Interests: Ecology and conservation of stream fishes, ecosystem services provided by watersheds and basins, use of biotic communities to assess environmental quality
email     website


 

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JACOB BARNEY
Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology & Weed Science

Research Interests: Invasive plant ecology, ecological impacts of invaders, risk assessment, bioenergy crop ecology
email     lab website


 

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JEB BARRETT
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Research addresses the influences of soils, climate variability, hydrology, and biodiversity on biogeochemical cycling from the scale of microorganisms to regional landscapes
email     lab website


 

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MARK V. BARROW, JR.
Professor and Chair
Department of History
Faculty Affiliate, Science and Technology in Society Department

Research Interests: The history of attitudes, policies, and scientific research related to endangered species; the cultural and environmental history of American wildlife
email   department homepage


 

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LISA BELDEN
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Community ecology of disease dynamics, with a focus on trematode parasites and microbial symbionts of amphibians
email      lab website


 

Deborah Brosnan

DEBORAH M. BROSNAN
Affiliate Professor of Biology
Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Application of ecosystem and natural resources science to multi-hazards and climate change challenges, and the design of interdisciplinary science-based solutions; special focus on coastal and marine systems. Integration of multi-disciplinary science in environmental and biological decision-making, involving policy, law, and project actions and across sectors.      email 1     email 2      lab website


 

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CAYELAN CAREY
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Freshwater ecosystems, climate change, nutrient pollution and water quality
email       lab website


 

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DANA HAWLEY
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Wildlife disease ecology, ecological immunology, behavioral and physiological ecology, avian biology
email     lab website


 

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LEIGH-ANNE H. KROMETIS
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Research Interests: Public health, fate and transport of waterborne pathogens, rural drinking water and sanitation
email        lab website


 

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IGNACIO MOORE
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Reproduction and stress in free-living vertebrates

email        lab website


 

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AMY PRUDEN-BAGCHI
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Applied environmental microbiology, antibiotic resistance, mine drainage remediation; oil spill bioremediation and persistence
email     lab website


 

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JOHN RANDOLPH
Professor
Urban Affairs and Planning

Research Interests: Climate change; ecosystem management, environmental planning and decision-making; water supplies, sustainability
email     website 


 

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SCOTT SALOM
Professor
Department of Entomology

Research Interests: Forest entomology and biological control

email     lab website 


 

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STEPHEN SCHOENHOLTZ
Director and Professor
Virginia Water Resources Research Center/Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Research Interests: Forest hydrology, watershed management, water quality, biogeochemistry, soil science
email      lab website 


 

Madeline E Schreiber, Associate Professor, Geosciences

MADELINE E. SCHREIBER
Associate Professor
Department of Geosciences

Research Interests: Groundwater quality, naturally occurring contaminants

email     lab website 


 

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R. QUINN THOMAS
Assistant Professor
Department Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Research Interests: ecosystem dynamics, climate change, air pollution and carbon cycling in forests

email     lab website 


 

Affiliated Faculty

Any Virginia Tech faculty member who is interested in working on issues related to the interfaces of global change is welcome to participate in this program. If you would like to become affiliated with the program, please contact Dr. Bill Hopkins.

 

Anamaria Bukvic, Asst Professor, School of Pub & Internat Affairs.

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Urban Affairs and Planning


Research Interests: 
environmental policy and planning, climate change, coastal adaptation and resilience, relocation

email      website


 

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LEANDRO CASTELLO
Assistant Professor
Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Research Interests: fisheries, conservation, tropics

email       lab website


 

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Associate Professor
Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Research Interests: ecology of fishes in fluvial landscapes, life history-based community and species-habitat modeling, quantitative ecology, aquatic bioassessment and monitoring, aquaculture development in sub-Saharan Africa

email       lab website


 

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JOEL W. McGLOTHLIN

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: evolutionary genetics, behavioral ecology, and physiology

email       lab website


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