People

This page lists CLD’s Steering Committee and affiliates.

Center Director:

Erica Smiithwick

Erica Smithwick
E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Professor of Geography
Associate Director, Institutes of Energy and Environment
Director, Ecology Institute
302 Walker Building, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, PA 16802
smithwick@psu.edu; 814-863-6693; @ericasmithwick

 

Steering Committee:

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

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

Katherine 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

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

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

Alan 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

Sarah Ivory

Sarah Ivory
Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences; Focal research area: paleoecology, using fossil pollen records to better understand past ecosystem change in order to inform future conservation strategies

Klaus Keller

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

Armen Kemanian

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

Melissa Kreye

Melissa Kreye
Assistant Professor of Forest Resource Management, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management; Focal research area: forest policy and economics; social and economic values associated with private forests, wildlife and water resources

Laura Leites

Laura Leites
Associate Professor of quantitative forest ecology

Doug Miller

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

Nathan Piekielek

Nathan Piekielek
Geospatial Services Librarian; Focal research area: maps and geospatial data; remote sensing; GIS; sustainable development and conservation

Katriona Shea

Katriona Shea
Alumni Professor of Biology

John Tooker

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

Tyler Wagner

Tyler 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