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School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000

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Atmospheric Division Faculty 

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Professor
Atmospheric dynamics and diagnoses, climate dynamics, synoptic meteorology
 

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Professor
ATM Division Head
Extreme weather, coastal meteorology, weather forecasting, regional climate change

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Associate Professor
supercell and tornado dynamics; Doppler weather radar applications; mesoscale meteorology
 

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Research Professor
Atmosphere dynamics, stratosphere/mesosphere, climate
 
 

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Assistant Professor
science communication, health communication, and crisis and risk communication
 

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Professor
Climate change: analysis, impacts, and predictability
 

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Assistant Professor
data science, AI, remote sensing, atmospheric environment, and climate

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Professor
Climate modeling, high-resolution cloud modeling, cloud microphysics and parameterization

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Professor
Climate modelling, atmospheric dynamics
 

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Professor
Cloud Microphysics and Dynamics, Environmental Remote Sensing, Radar Meteorology and Technology

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Research Professor
Climate change, dynamics and modeling;
 
 
 
 
 

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Research Professor
pollutant atmospheric transport and turbulent mixing, emissions quantification, air quality and toxic exposure
 
 
 

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Professor
Trace gas isotopic composition for the reconstruction of atmospheric chemistry in the paleo atmosphere; trace gas emissions from the biosphere; development of instrumentation platforms for research aircraft.

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Research Professor
radar polarimetry, mixed-phase clouds microphysics, radar simulators
 
 
 
 
 

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Assistant Professor
Air quality; Climate change impacts; Climate change and health; Energy and climate policy evaluations
 
 
 
 

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Professor
Climate Modeling; Climate Change Attribution, Tropical Cyclones; Climate Extremes; Atmospheric Dynamics, Science Policy
 
 
 

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Distinguished Professor
Dean
Atmospheric Chemistry and climate change; Aviation; Arctic and coastal halogen chemistry; greenhouse gas source and sink measurements; atmospheric aerosols; climate change communications

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Professor
Empire Innovation Scholar
Cloud physics, atmospheric remote sesning, multi-sensor remote sesning, global aerosol and cloud distributions, Airborne Raman lidars
 
 

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Assistant Professor
Climate change impacts; Remote Sensing; Andes; Mountain Societies, and Sustainability Studies
 
 
 
 

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Distinguished Professor
Climate modelling, atmospheric dynamics
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Marine Division Faculty 

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Marinetics Endowed Professor in Marine Sciences
Marine invertebrate physiology and health, Shellfish Genomics, Aquaculture

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Professor
Marine benthic ecology, invertebrate zoology, marine microbiology, biogeochemistry
 

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Distinguished Professor
Marine biogeochemistry, marine animal-sediment relations
 
 

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Associate Professor
Marine Biogeochemistry, Chemical kinetics of natural organic matter, radiocarbon analyses
 

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Associate Professor
Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, deep-sea sediments, marine micropaleontology
 

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Distinguished Service Professor
Near shore transport processes, coastal groundwater hydrology, coastal sedimentation, marine geophysics
 
 
 

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Lecturer
Marine and Environmental Science Education, Coastal Community Ecology
 
 
 

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Professor
Benthic ecology, population and community dynamics.
 
 
 
 

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Research Assistant Professor
Carbon cycling in diverse marine ecosystems; Ocean acidification; Climate change effects; Multi-stressor impacts on coastal ecosystems; Marine carbon dioxide removal; Sensor development;

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Professor
Fisheries ecology, stock assessment, population and ecosystem dynamics, monitoring program design and optimization, climate change, fisheries management, international fisheries
 

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Associate Professor
Phytoplankton physiological ecology, Biocomplexity and microbial diversity, Planktonic ecosystem processes in marine estuarine and freshwater systems

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Lecturer
Elasmobranch Ecology, Field Research Methods, Environmental Education
 
 
 

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Associate Professor
Nearshore hydrodynamics, sediment transport, wave-current-sediment-structure interaction, resilient coastal protection systems, coastal flooding.
 

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Distinguished Professor
Marine phytoplankton physiology and ecology, biogeo-chemistry of metals, marine pollution
 
 

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Research Professor
Continental Shelf Dynamics, Bio-Physical Interactions in Shelf Systems, Climate Change Effects on Coastal Systems, Shipboard ADCPs on Volunteer Observing Ships

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Research Professor
Marine geology, sediment dynamics, continental margin sedimentation
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Professor
Fish ecology, population modeling and life history theory
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation
Distinguished Professor
Coastal ecosystem ecology, climate change, harmful algal blooms, phytoplankton, ocean acidification, effects of multiple stressors on coastal marine resources, aquatic biogeochemistry

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Professor
Ecology and physiology of marine zooplankton; food web dynamics of estuarine plankton and the impacts of harmful algal blooms.
 
 
 
 

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Associate Professor
Structure and dynamics of shelf-seas and remote sensing oceanography
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Assistant Professor
drivers of coastal change, to track transitions in structure and function of ecosystems and societies with disturbances such as storms, floods, and climate change
 
 
 

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Assistant Professor
estuarine dynamics, coastal sediment transport, shoaling internal waves, coastal connectivity
 
 
 
 
 

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Lecturer
IDEA Fellow
Oceanic distributions of microplastics (MPs) and black carbon (BC) particles, Raman Microspectrospectroscopy
 
 
 
 

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Research Associate Professor
Shellfish physiology, Particle selection mechanisms in suspension-feeding bivalves, Algology
 
 
 
 
 

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Associate Professor
Community ecology of seagrass dominated ecosystems
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Endowed Professor of Ocean Conservation Science
Ocean conservation, fisheries management, ecosystem-based approaches, marine protected areas (MPAs), endangered fishes, sharks, sturgeon
 
 
 

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Assistant Professor
Hydrothermal vents, water-rock reactions, toxic metal and metalloid cycling in coastal environments, arsenic bioaccumulation, vent-biota relationships, e.g., redox disequilibria and microbial ecology, and alkaline shallow-sea vents as early Earth analogs
 

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Lecturer
Maritime and Environmental History, Sustainability
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Carl Safina Endowed Research Chair for Nature and Humanity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Research Assistant Professor
Bulk and compound specific stable isotope systems, food-webs, ecological niches, community dynamics, ecosystem ecology, energy flow
 
 
 
 

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Professor
MAR Division Head
Microbial oceanography, microbial ecology, planktonic food webs, biogeochemistry, ocean deoxygenation, microplastic contaminants, single cell analysis, novel bioimaging technology - Raman Microspectrospectroscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy

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Associate Professor
Bio-physical and trophic interactions in marine ecology, application of spatial analysis, landscape ecology techniques to marine conservation
 
 
 
 
 

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Associate Professor
Sediment biogeochemistry, animal-sediment interactions, benthic ecology
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Associate Professor
Acoustical oceanography, Zooplankton behavior and ecology
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Associate Professor
Marine Biogeochemistry, Geochemical element cycles, Deep Biosphere
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Associate Professor
Physical oceanography, large-scale circulation: theory and modeling.
 

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Associate Professor
Chem-/Bio- Sensors, Marine Biogeochemistry, Trace Elements, Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Sustainability Division Faculty

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Associate Professor
chemical education, sustainable and green chemistry
 
 
 

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Lecturer
Urban Studies, Local and Global Environmental Histories, Environmental Justice, Human Geography, Sustainability.
 

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Associate Professor
Environmental Health Inequality, Environmental Justice, Socio-Environmental Systems, Quantitative Methods, Data Synthesis and Visualization

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Associate Professor
SUS Division Head
community-based planning, disaster recovery, resilience policy, urban design and placemaking
 

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Associate Professor
disaster recovery, community resilience
 
 
 

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Assistant Professor
Geospatial Sciences, geographic information systems
 
 

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Assistant Professor
ecotoxicology, soil ecology
 
 

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Lecturer
Maritime and Environmental History, Sustainability
 

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Associate Professor
environmental humanities, history of naturalist studies, American Literature, nature writing
 
 
 
 

Affiliated Faculty

Stephen Baines   Stephen.Baines@stonybrook.edu | Affiliated Faculty
Aquatic ecosystem ecology, ecological stoichiometry

Gregory Henkes   gregory.henkes@stonybrook.edu | Affiliated Faculty
Stable isotope geochemistry of light elements

Guanyu Huang   guanyu.huang.1@stonybrook.edu | Affiliated Faculty
data science, AI, remote sensing, atmospheric environment, and climate

Heidi Hutner   heidi.hutner@stonybrook.edu | Affiliated Faculty
Environmental literature and film; ecofeminism; environmental justice; feminism; race studies; women’s literature; Restoration and eighteenth-century literature and culture.

Reuben Kline | reuben.kline@stonybrook.edu | Affiliated Faculty
social dilemmas, climate change mitigation behavior, behavioral ethics, public opinion, and voting

Jeff Levinton | jeffrey.levinton@stonybrook.edu | Affiliated Faculty
Marine benthic ecology, macroevolution

Heather Lynch   heather.lynch@stonybrook.edu | Affiliated Faculty
Development and application of statistics

Dianna Padilla   dianna.padilla@stonybrook.edu | Affiliated Faculty
Aquatic ecology, applied ecology, conservation biology

Andrew Singer   Andrew.C.Singer@stonybrook.edu | Affiliated Faculty
signal processing and communication systems, audio and undersea acoustics, and financial modeling

Elizabeth Watson   elizabeth.b.watson@stonybrook.edu | Affiliated Faculty
Coastal wetlands, climate change, ecohydrology, translational ecology

 

Adjunct Lecturers

Mirza Beg |  mirza.beg@stonybrook.edu

Kimberly Durhamkdurham@amseas.org

James Gilmore |  james.gilmore@stonybrook.edu

Arthur Kopelman |  president@cresli.org

Maxine Montellommontello@nymarinerescue.org

Richard Murdocco | richard.j.murdocco@stonybrook.edu

Michael White | mwhite@wintersbros.com

 

 

Distinguished Professors

Robert Aller | Robert.Aller@stonybrook.edu
Marine biogeochemistry, marine animal-sediment relations.

Nicholas Fisher | Nicholas.Fisher@stonybrook.edu
Marine phytoplankton physiology and ecology, biogeo-chemistry of metals, marine pollution

Chris GoblerChristopher.Gobler@stonybrook.edu
Coastal ecosystem ecology, climate change, harmful algal blooms, phytoplankton, ocean acidification

Paul Shepson | paul.shepson@stonybrook.edu
Atmospheric Chemistry and climate change; Aviation; Arctic and coastal halogen chemistry; greenhouse gas source and sink measurements; atmospheric aerosols; climate change communications

Minghua Zhang | Minghua.Zhang@stonybrook.edu
Climate modelling, atmospheric dynamics

 

Distinguished Service Professors

Henry Bokuniewicz | Henry.Bokuniewicz@stonybrook.edu
Near shore transport processes, coastal groundwater hydrology, coastal sedimentation, marine geophysics

Endowed Professors

Bassem Allam | bassem.allam@stonybrook.edu
Marinetics Endowed Professorship in Marine Science

Chris GoblerChristopher.Gobler@stonybrook.edu
Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation

Ellen Pikitch | Ellen.Pikitch@stonybrook.edu
Endowed Professorship of Ocean Conservation Science

Carl Safina | Csafina@safinacenter.org
Carl Safina Endowed Research Chair for Nature and Humanity

 

Professors

Josephine Aller | Josephine.Aller@stonybrook.edu
Marine benthic ecology, invertebrate zoology,marine microbiology, biogeochemistry

Robert Cerrato | Robert.Cerrato@stonybrook.edu
Benthic ecology, population and community dynamics.

Edmund Chang | Kar.Chang@stonybrook.edu
Atmospheric dynamics and diagnoses, climate dynamics, synoptic meteorology

Yong Chen | yong.chen.2@stonybrook.edu
Fisheries ecology; stock assessment; population and ecosystem dynamics; monitoring program design and optimization; climate change; fisheries management; international fisheries

Brian Colle | Brian.Colle@stonybrook.edu
Extreme weather, coastal meteorology, weather forecasting, regional climate change

Michael Frisk | Michael.Frisk@stonybrook.edu
Fish ecology, population modeling and life history theory

Sultan Hameed | Sultan.Hameed@stonybrook.edu
Climate change: analysis, impacts, and predictability

Marat Khairoutdinov | Marat.Khairoutdinov@stonybrook.edu
Climate modeling, high-resolution cloud modeling, cloud microphysics and parameterization

Daniel Knopf | daniel.knopf@stonybrook.edu
Atmospheric Chemistry, Microphysics and Chemistry of Atmospheric Aerosols, Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry and Kinetics

Pavlos Kollias | pavlos.kollias@stonybrook.edu
Cloud Microphysics and Dynamics, Environmental Remote Sensing, Radar Meteorology and Technology

Darcy Lonsdale | Darcy.Lonsdale@stonybrook.edu
Ecology and physiology of marine zooplankton; food web dynamics of estuarine plankton and the impacts of harmful algal blooms.

John Mak| John.Mak@stonybrook.edu
Trace gas isotopic composition for the reconstruction of atmospheric chemistry in the paleo atmosphere; trace gas emissions from the biosphere; development of instrumentation platforms for research aircraft.

Brad Peterson | Bradley.Peterson@stonybrook.edu
Community ecology of seagrass dominated ecosystems

Gordon Taylor | Gordon.Taylor@stonybrook.edu
Marine microbiology, interests in microbial ecology, trophodynamics, anoxia, hypoxia, single-cell analysis, Raman microspectrometry and atomic force microscopy

 

Associate Professors of Service

Sharon Pochron | sharon.pochron@stonybrook.edu
ecotoxicology and soil ecology

Associate Professors

Katherine Aubrecht | katherine.aubrecht@stonybrook.edu
chemical education, sustainable and green chemistry

Steven Beaupré | steven.beaupre@stonybrook.edu
Marine Biogeochemistry, Chemical kinetics of natural organic matter, radiocarbon analyses

David Black | David.Black@stonybrook.edu
Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, deep-sea sediments, marine micropaleontology

Jackie Collier | Jackie.Collier@stonybrook.edu
Phytoplankton physiological ecology; Biocomplexity and microbial diversity; Planktonic ecosystem processes in marine, estuarine, and freshwater systems

Mary Collins | mary.collins@stonybrook.edu
Environmental Health Inequality, Environmental Justice, Socio-Environmental Systems, Quantitative Methods, Data Synthesis and Visualization

Ali Farhadzadeh | ali.farhadzadeh@stonybrook.edu
Nearshore hydrodynamics, resilient coastal protection systems, coastal flooding

Michael French | michael.m.french@stonybrook.edu
supercell and tornado dynamics; Doppler weather radar applications; mesoscale meteorology

Sara Hamideh | sara.hamideh@stonybrook.edu
disaster recovery and community resilience

Kamazima Lwiza | Kamazima.Lwiza@stonybrook.edu
Structure and dynamics of shelf-seas and remote sensing oceanography

Kevin Reed | kevin.reed@stonybrook.edu
Climate Modeling; Climate Change Attribution, Tropical Cyclones; Climate Extremes; Atmospheric Dynamics, Science Policy

Lesley Thorne | lesley.thorne@stonybrook.edu
Bio-physical and trophic interactions in marine ecology; application of spatial analysis and landscape ecology techniques to marine conservation

Nils Volkenborn | nils.volkenborn@stonybrook.edu
Sediment biogeochemistry, animal-sediment interactions, benthic ecology

Joe Warren | Joe.Warren@stonybrook.edu
Acoustical oceanography, Zooplankton behavior and ecology

Laura Wehrmann | laura.wehrmann@stonybrook.edu
Marine Biogeochemistry, Geochemical element cycles, Deep Biosphere

Christopher Wolfe | christopher.wolfe@stonybrook.edu
Physical oceanography, large-scale circulation: theory and modeling.

Qingzhi Zhu | Qing.Zhu@stonybrook.edu
Chem-/Bio- Sensors, Marine Biogeochemistry, Trace Elements, Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Assistant Professors

Donovan Finn | donovan.finn@stonybrook.edu
community-based planning, disaster recovery, resilience policy, urban design and placemaking

Christine Gilbert | Christine.gilbert.1@stonybrook.edu
science communication, health communication, and crisis and risk communication

Sung-Gheel Jang | SungGheel.Jang@stonybrook.edu
Geospatial Sciences and geographic information systems

Jack McSweeney | jack.mcsweeney@stonybrook.edu
estuarine dynamics, coastal sediment transport, shoaling internal waves, coastal connectivity

Roy Price | roy.price@stonybrook.edu
Hydrothermal vents, water-rock reactions, toxic metal & metalloid cycling in coastal environments, arsenic bioaccumulation, vent-biota relationships, and alkaline shallow-sea vents

David Taylor | david.j.taylor@stonybrook.edu
environmental humanities, history of naturalist studies, American Literature, nature writing

Karina Yager | karina.yager@stonybrook.edu
Climate change impacts; Remote Sensing; Andes; Mountain Societies, and Sustainability Studies

Lecturers

Kurt Bretsch | kurt.bretsch@stonybrook.edu
Marine and Environmental Science Education, Coastal Community Ecology

Adam Charboneau | adam.charboneau@stonybrook.edu
Sustainability Studies

Tara Rider | tara.rider@stonybrook.edu
Maritime and Environmental History, Sustainability

Research Professors

Baoshan Chen | baoshan.chen@stonybrook.edu
Carbon cycling in diverse marine ecosystems; Ocean acidification; Climate change effects; Sensor development;

Charles Flagg | Charles.Flagg@stonybrook.edu
Continental Shelf Dynamics, Bio-Physical Interactions in Shelf Systems, Climate Change Effects on Coastal Systems, Shipboard ADCPs on Volunteer Observing Ships

Roger Flood | Roger.Flood@stonybrook.edu
Marine geology, sediment dynamics, continental margin sedimentation

Marvin Geller | marvin.geller@stonybrook.edu
Atmosphere dynamics, stratosphere/mesosphere, climate

Ping Liu | ping.liu@stonybrook.edu
Climate change, dynamics and modeling;

Israel Lopez-Coto | israel.lopez-coto@stonybrook.edu
pollutant atmospheric transport and turbulent mixing, emissions quantification, air quality and toxic exposure

Mariko Oue | mariko.oue@stonybrook.edu
Research Scientist

Emmanuelle Pales-Espinosa | emmanuelle.palesespinosa@stonybrook.edu
Shellfish physiology, Particle selection mechanisms in suspension-feeding bivalves, Algology

Oliver Shipley | oliver.shipley@stonybrook.edu
Bulk and compound specific stable isotope systems, food-webs, ecological niches, community dynamics, ecosystem ecology, energy flow

Affiliated Faculty

Stephen Baines   Stephen.Baines@stonybrook.edu
Aquatic ecosystem ecology, ecological stoichiometry

Gregory Henkes   gregory.henkes@stonybrook.edu
Stable isotope geochemistry of light elements

Heidi Hutner   heidi.hutner@stonybrook.edu
Environmental literature and film; ecofeminism; environmental justice; feminism; race studies; women’s literature; Restoration and eighteenth-century literature and culture.

Jeff Levinton | jeffrey.levinton@stonybrook.edu 
Marine benthic ecology, macroevolution

Heather Lynch   heather.lynch@stonybrook.edu
Development and application of statistics

Dianna Padilla   dianna.padilla@stonybrook.edu
Aquatic ecology, applied ecology, conservation biology