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The Center for Environmental Studies is a focal point for environment research and instruction at VCU. The center provides more than 30 distinguished faculty, expansive offering of environmental training and a geographical information systems laboratory. Faculty, staff, and graduate students in the Center conduct nationally and internationally recognized research in environmental science, policy, health, and technology.

Academic Faculty

Academic faculty in the Center are experts in a broad range of disciplines.

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Salvatore Agosta

Associate Professor
Physiological Ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 106
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Dan Albrecht-Mallinger

Assistant Professor
Avian Ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 106
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Paul Bukaveckas

Full Professor
River Ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room B-037
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Lesley Bulluck

Assistant Professor
Avian Ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room B-028
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Jennifer Ciminelli

Instructor
Geographic Information Systems
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 104C
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Vickie S. Connors

Assistant Professor
Atmospheric science
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 104C
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Edward Crawford

Assistant Professor
Wetland ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 104C
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Rodney Dyer

Director
Landscape and population genetics
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 105
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Linda Fernandez

Associate Professor
Environmental Economics
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 203
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Daniel McGarvey

Associate Professor
Macroecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 205
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Stephen P. McIninch

Associate Professor
Fish Biology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room B-039
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William J. Shuart

Instructor
Environmental data management
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 103C
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Arif Sikder

Assistant Professor
Geochemistry
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 104C
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Catherine Viverette

Assistant Professor
Avian ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 104A
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James Vonesh

Associate Professor
Population and community ecology, conservation biology, aquatic ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 105B

Advising Staff

A critical component of our students success in Environmental Studies is their ability to successfully navigate through their degree programs and be aware of the multitude of opportunities for them at each stage.  We have a dedicated advising staff that … {blurb}

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Lindsay Freeman

Academic Advisor
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 107

Adjuncts & Affiliated Faculty

In addition to our academic faculty, we are fortunate to work with some of the best practitioners in the field.  Individuals may contribute to our research and curricular missions as either adjunct or affiliated faculty.  {blurb here about importance of these individuals as mission extenders or amplifiers}.

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John Bernier

Adjunct Instructor
Operational meteorology, broadcast meteorology, severe local storms, tropical meteorology
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Stuart Blankenship

Adjunct Instructor
Geographic Information Systems
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Leonard “Rip” Ford

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J. Clifford Fox

Adjunct Instructor
Environmental law and policy
Office: Trani Cener for Life Sciences, Room 105A
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Greg Garman

Associate Professor
Fish ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 111
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Tim Kelly

Adjunct Instructor
Environmental Engineering, Global Climate Change, Contaminant Fate and Transport, Groundwater Flow Hydrology, Air Quality Modeling, Solid Waste Engineering.
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Stephen Oden

Adjunct Instructor
Oceanography
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Andrew Parent

Adjunct Instructor
Outdoor experiential Education
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Jeter “Bud” Watson

Adjunct Instructor
Environmental law and policy