This page lists CLD’s Steering Committee and affiliates.

Center Director:

Erica SmithwickErica Smithwick

323 Walker Building, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, 16801;; Landscape Ecology at Penn State; 814-865-6693

Steering Committee:

Margot KayeMargot Kaye

Associate Professor of Forest Ecology, School of Forest Resources, College of Agricultural Sciences;Focal research area: forest ecology, dendrochronology, forest disturbance, fire,

Dave MortensenDave Mortensen

Professor of Weed and Applied Plant Ecology, Department of Plant Science, Focal research area: applied plant ecology, land resource management, College of Agricultural Sciences,” target=”_blank”>,

Timothy MurthaTimothy Murtha

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture,,

Peter NewmanPeter Newman

Department Head and Professor, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, College of Health and Human Development; Focal research area: protected area management, soundscapes, transportation, recreation,

James ShortleJames Shortle

Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics Director, Environment and Natural Resources Institute, College of Agricultural Sciences; Focal research area: integrated assessment for environmental decision making, climate change, water, and economics,

Alan TaylorAlan Taylor

Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences; Focal research area: forest ecology, fire management,

Katherine ZippKatherine Zipp

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, ; Focal research area: environmental and resource economics, land economics, spatial modeling, non-market valuation

Faculty Affiliates

Jeffrey BrownsonJeffrey Brownson

John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, Associate Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Solar Option Lead: iMPS in Renewable Energy & Sustainability Systems,

Guido CervoneGuido Cervone

Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, Focal research area: remote sensing, agent-based modeling, data mining; Focal research area: remote sensing, agent-based modeling, data mining;

Ken DavisKen Davis

Professor of Meteorology and Co-Chair, North American Carbon Program Science; Focal research area: Carbon Cycling, Climate, Earth-Atmosphere Interactions,

Larry GorenfloLarry Gorenflo

Professor of Landscape Architecture; Focal research area: conservation biology, GIS and spatial visualization, landscape ecology,

Alan GraefeAlan Graefe

Professor, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, Focal research area: outdoor recreation behavior and management, human dimensions of natural resources, water-based recreation carrying capacity,

Klaus KellerKlaus Keller

Professor of Geosciences, Department of Geosciences; Focal research area: climate risk and uncertainty, modeling,

Armen KemanianArmen Kemanian

Assistant Professor of Production Systems and Modeling, Department of Plant Science; Focal research area: ecosystem modeling, environmental biophysics, agronomy,

Laura LeitesLaura Leites

Assistant professor of quantitative forest ecology,,

Sarah McClureSarah McClure

Assistant Professor of Anthropology,,

Doug MillerDoug Miller

Center for Environmental Informatics and Department of Geography; Focal research area: geospatial tools, landscape management, remote sensing & GIS,

Katriona SheaKatriona Shea

Alumni Professor of Biology,,

John TookerJohn Tooker

Associate Professor of Entomology, Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology; Focal research area: agroecology, insect ecology,

Tyler WagnerTyler Wagner

Adjunct Professor of fisheries Ecology, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Assistant Unit Leader PA Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; Focal research area: spatial statistics,