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Andrei Alyokhin

Alyokhin, Andrei
Professor of Applied Entomology

Research Topic: Applied insect ecology, evolution, insect behavior, and integrated pest management.
Degree:
 Ph. D. 1999 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Phone:
207.581.2977
Website:
 www.potatobeetle.org/Alyokhin
Email: 
andrei.alyokhin@umit.maine.edu
Location:
 315 E Deering Hall

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Seanna L. AnnisAnnis, Seanna L.
Associate Professor of Mycology

Research Topic: Physiological, molecular, and field studies of fungal pathogens of plants and animals
Degree: Ph.D. 1995 University of Guelph
Phone: 207.581.2621
Email:sannis@maine.edu
Location: 13 Deering Hall

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Sharon L. AshworthAshworth, Sharon L.
Assistant Research Professor of Biological Sciences

Research Topic: Cellular, biochemical, and molecular analysis of the actin cytoskeleton in response to renal ischemia.
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1998 Purdue University
Phone:
207.581.2820
Email: 
sharon.ashworth@umit.maine.edu
Location:
 
151 Hitchner Hall


Lynn AtkinsAtkins, Lynn
Instructor of Biology

Degree:M.S. 2000 University of Maine
Phone:
207.581.3084
Location:
 207 Murray Hall


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Christopher CronanCronan, Christopher
Professor of Biology and Ecology

Research Topic: Biogeochemistry; plant ecology; ecosystem ecology; land use planning
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1978 Dartmouth College
Phone:
 207.581.2618
Email: 
chris.cronan@umit.maine.edu
Location:
 204A Deering Hall


Farahad DastoorDastoor, Farahad
Lecturer of Biological Sciences

Research Topic: Large class pedagogy and instructional best practices; Ecology of microbe/bird interactions
Degree: Ph.D. 1999 Univ. of British Columbia
Phone: 207.581.2961
Email: farahad_dastoor@umit.maine.edu
Location: 319C Murray Hall


Francis DrummondDrummond, Francis
Professor of Insect Ecology and Insect Pest Management

Research Topic: Insect quantitative ecology, pest management, population dynamics, simulation modeling, biostatistics, pollination ecology
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1986 University of Rhode Island
Phone:
 207.581.2989
Email: 
frank.drummond@umit.maine.edu
Location:
 305 Deering Hall


Jacquelyn GillGill, Jacquelyn
Assistant Professor of Paleoecology & Plant Ecology

Research Topic: Paleoecology, community ecology, vegetation dynamics, extinction, climate change, biotic interactions
Degree:
 Ph.D. 2012 University of Wisconsin, Madison
Phone:
 207.581.2305
Website:
jacquelyngill.wordpress.com
Email: 
jacquelyn.gill@maine.edu
Location:
 134 Sawyer Hall


Hamish GreigGreig, Hamish
Assistant Professor of Stream Ecology

Research Topic: Community ecology, environmental gradients, global change; aquatic ecology, freshwater invertebrates
Degree:
Ph.D. 2008 University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Phone:
 207.581.2648
Website:
hamishgreig.weebly.com/
Email:
hamish.greig@maine.edu
Location:
214 B Deering Hall


Eleanor GrodenGroden, Eleanor
Professor of Entomology

Research Topic: Insect ecology, insect pathology, invasive species, and biological control
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1988 Michigan State University
Phone:
 207.581.2984
Website:
 http://fireants.umaine-biology.org
Email: 
eleanor.groden@umit.maine.edu
Location:
 100 Murray Hall


David D. HartHart, David D.
Director, George J. Mitchell Center/Professor of Biological Sciences

Research Topic: Watershed science and management
Degree:
 Ph.D 1979 University of California, Davis
Phone:
 207.581.3257
Website:
 www.umaine.edu/waterresearch/about_us/hart_bio.htm
Email: 
david.hart@umit.maine.edu
Location:
 Norman Smith Hall


Clarissa HenryHenry, Clarissa
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Research Topic: Cell and molecular biology of segmentation and muscle development in Zebrafish
Degree:
 Ph.D. 2000 University of Washington
Phone:
 207.581.2816
Email: 
Clarissa.Henry@umit.maine.edu
Location:
 217 Hitchner Hall


Rebecca HolbertonHolberton, Rebecca
Professor of Biology

Research Topic: The endocrine basis of bird ecology and behavior; reproductive biology, bird migration and conservation
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1991 State University of New York, Albany
Phone:
 207.581.2526
Website:
 Lab of Avian Biology
Email: 
rebecca.holberton@maine.edu
Location:
 221 Murray Hall


Leonard J. KassKass, Leonard J.
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Research Topic: Neurophysiology of sensory and motor systems; biological rhythms; cellular neurobiology of vision; gene expression in frog oocytes
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1980 University of Illinois
Phone:
 207.581.2567
Email: 
leonard@maine.edu
Location:
 104A Murray Hall


Michael T. KinnisonKinnison, Michael T.
Professor of Evolutionary Applications

Research Topic: ContemporaryContemporary evolution, Eco-evolutionary dynamics, population and conservation genetics; fish biology
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1999 University of Washington
Phone:
 207.581.2575
Website:
 kinnison.umaine-biology.net/
Email: 
michael.kinnison@umit.maine.edu
Location:
 313A Murray Hall


Danielle LevesqueLevesque, Danielle L.
Assistant Professor of Mammalogy and Mammalian Health

Research Topic: Evolutionary physiology, thermoregulatory biology, physiological ecology, hibernation/torpor, mammals
Degree:
Ph.D. 2014 University of Kwazulu-Natal
Phone: 207.581.2511
Email: danielle.l.levesque@maine.edu
Location:
347 Hitchner Hall


Joyce E. LongcoreLongcore, Joyce E.
Associate Research Professor

Research Topic: Chytridiomycete systematics and phylogeny; chytrid pathogen of amphibians
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1991 University of Maine
Phone:
 207.581.4396
Website:
 http://umaine.edu/chytrids/
Email: 
longcore@maine.edu
Location:
 216 Deering Hall


Molly MacLeanMacLean, Molly
Instructor of Biology/First-year Advisor

Degree: M. Ed. 1990, University of Maine 
Phone:
 207.581.2568
Email: molly.maclean@maine.edu
Location:
 301 Murray Hall


Brian McGillMcGill, Brian
Professor of Biological Science, joint appointment Sustainability Solutions Initiative

Research Topic: Large scale ecology and global change
Degree:
 Ph.D. 2003 University of Arizona
Phone:
 207.581.2680
Website:
 www.brianmcgill.org
Email: 
brian.mcgill@maine.edu
Location:
 303 Deering Hall


Robert NorthingtonNorthington, Robert
Lecturer/Post-doctoral Research Associate

Research Topic: Ecosystem ecology, aquatic ecology, terrestrial-aquatic linkages, biogeochemistry, climate change
Degree:
Ph.D, Virginia Tech, 2013
Email: robert.northington@maine.edu
Location:
202 Sawyer Research Center


Brian OlsenOlsen, Brian
Associate Professor of Biology and Ecology

Research Topic: Avian ecology, behavior, demography, mating systems, and life history evolution
Degree:
 Ph.D. 2007 Virginia Tech
Phone:
 207.581.2542
Website:
 Olsen Lab
Email: 
brian.olsen@maine.edu
Location:
 212 Deering Hall


Karen PelletreauPelletreau, Karen
Lecturer/Research Associate in Biology Education

Degree: Ph. D. 2008 University of Delaware
Phone:
 207.581.2529
Email:
karen.pelletreau@maine.edu
Location:
321 Murray Hall


Jasmine E. SarosSaros, Jasmine E.
Professor of Paleoecology and Biological Sciences

Research Topic: Paleolimnology, phytoplankton ecology, lake ecosystem response to global change
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1999 Lehigh University
Phone:
 207.581.2112
Website:
 climatechange.umaine.edu/people/directory/profile/jasmine_saros
Email: 
jasmine.saros@maine.edu
Location:
 137 Sawyer Environmental Sciences Center


Michelle SmithSmith, Michelle
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
C. Ann Merrifield Professorship in Life Science Education

Research Topic: Science education
Degree:
 Ph.D. 2006 University of Washington
Phone:
 207.581.2604
Email: 
michelle.k.smith@maine.edu
Location:
 205 Murray Hall


Kristy TownsendTownsend, Kristy
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Research Topic: Communication between the brain and peripheral organs/tissues in the regulation of energy balance, diabetes, obesity and body weight; CNS control of appetite and sympathetic activation of brown and white adipose tissues; adult neural plasticity; neurotrophic factors and neuropathy; CNS fuel utilization and energetics.
Degree:
 Ph.D. 2007 Boston University
Phone:
 207.581.2541
Website:
sbe.umaine.edu/townsend
Email: 
kristy.townsend@maine.edu
Location:
 301 Hitchner Hall


Kevin TracewskiTracewski, Kevin
Instructor in Biological Sciences

Degree: M.S. 1981 University of New Hampshire
Phone:
 207.581.2538
Email: 
kevint@maine.edu
Location:
 111 Murray Hall


Mary S. TylerTyler, Mary S.
Professor of Zoology

Research Topic: Developmental biology; organogenesis; and the creation of multimedia educational materials in development.
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1975 University of North Carolina
Phone:
 207.581.2559
Website:
 www.devbio.net
Email: 
Mary.Tyler@umit.maine.edu
Location:
 301 Murray Hall


Seth TylerTyler, Seth
Professor of Zoology and Cooperating Professor of Marine Sciences

Research Topic:Invertebrate biology; electron and fluorescence microscopy; phylogeny of lower invertebrates; meiofauna
Degree: Ph.D. 1975 University of North Carolina
Phone:
 207.581.2549
Website:
 globalworming.umaine-biology.net
Email: styler@maine.edu
Location:
 203 Murray Hall

 

Adjunct Faculty


Alison DibbleDibble, Alison
Assistant Research Professor

Research Topic: Pollination ecology, native bee conservation, air quality monitoring using lichens
Degree: Ph.D. 1995 University of Maine
Email:
adibble@gmail.com
Location:
5722 Deering Hall

 

Coorperating Faculty


Susan H. BrawleyBrawley, Susan H.
Professor of Marine Sciences

Research Topic: Marine algae: developmental biology and physiology of fertilization; marine ecology; environmental control of reproduction
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1978 University of California, Berkeley
Phone:
 207.581.2973
Email: 
brawley@maine.edu
Location:
 323 Hitchner Hall


Rodney BushwayBushway, Rodney
Professor of Food Science

Research Topic: Nutrition: Pesticide detection, natural toxicants
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1977 Texas A&M University
Phone:
 207.581.1626
Website:
 www.foodsciencehumannutrition.umaine.edu
Email: 
rbushway@maine.edu
Location:
 115 Hitchner Hall


Frog in grassDill, Jim
Extension Associate Program Administrator

Research Topic: Integrated pest management of vegetable and small fruit crops
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1979 Purdue University
Phone:
 207.581.3879
Email: 
jdill@umext.maine.edu
Location:
 491 College Ave.


David HiebelerHiebeler, David
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Research Topic: Mathematical population ecology, complex adaptive systems, modeling
Degree:
 Ph.D. 2001 Cornell University
Phone:
 207.581.3924
Website:
 www.math.umaine.edu/~hiebeler/
Location:
 236 Neville Hall


Keith HutchinsonHutchinson, Keith
Professor of Biochemistry

Research Topic: Molecular genetics of growth and development, genome flux
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1974 University of Wisconsin, Madison
Phone:
 207.581.2827
Email: 
keithh@maine.edu
Location:
 362 Hitchner Hall


Irv KornfieldKornfield, Irv
Professor of Marine Sciences

Research Topic: Population biology, speciation theory, molecular systematics
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1974 SUNY, Stony Brook
Phone:
 207.581.2548
Email: 
irvk@maine.edu


David H. LambertLambert, David H.
Associate Professor of Plant Pathology

Research Topic: Plant Science: Molecular biology of host-pathogen interactions; diseases of horticultural crops
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1979 Pennsylvania State University
Phone:
 207.581.2988
Email: 
lambert@maine.edu


Sara LindsayLindsay, Sara
Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences

Degree: Ph.D. 1994 Univ. South Carolina
Phone:
 207.581.2739
Email: 
slindsay@maine.edu


William H. LivingstonLivingston, William H.
Professor of Forest Pathology

Research Topic: Plant physiology: disease, ectomycorrhizal, and ethylene effects on growth of conifers
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1985 University of Minnesota
Phone:
 207.581.2990
Email: 
williaml@.maine.edu


Paul RawsonRawson, Paul
Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences

Research Topic: Quantitative and population genetics of marine invertebrates, molecular evolution
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1996 University of South Carolina
Phone:
 207.581.4326
Email: 
prawson@maine.edu


Alan M. RosenwasserRosenwasser, Alan M.
Professor of Psychology

Research Topic: Behavioral neuroscience, chronobiology, and animal models of psychiatric disorder
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1980 Northeastern Univ.
Phone:
 207.581.2035
Website:
 umaine.edu/psychology/faculty/alan-m-rosenwasser/
Email: 
alan.rosenwasser@umit.maine.edu


Malcolm J. ShickShick, J. Malcolm
Professor of Marine Sciences

Research Topic: Ecological physiology of marine invertebrates; biology of symbiotic cnidarians; UV photobiology and oxidative stress
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1974 Texas A&M University
Phone:
 207.581.2562
Email: 
shick@maine.edu


Walter ShortleShortle, Walter
Senior Research Plant Pathologist

Research Topic: Biological and environmental influences on forest health and productivity
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1974 North Carolina University, Raleigh
Website:
 nrs.fs.fed.us/people/wshortle


Robert S. SteneckSteneck, Robert S.
Professor of Marine Sciences

Research Topic: Ecology and evolutionary biology of benthic marine algae, invertebrates, and communities; emphasis on crustose coralline algae, herbivores, and lobster
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1983 Johns Hopkins University
Phone:
 207.581.3321
Email: 
steneck@maine.edu


Rebecca J. Van BenedenVan Beneden, Rebecca J
Professor of Biochemistry and Marine Sciences

Research Topic: Environmental toxicology: molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis, comparative carcinogenesis, aquatic toxicology
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1983 Johns Hopkins University
Phone:
 207.581.4315
Email: 
rebeccav@maine.edu


Robert G. WagnerWagner, Robert G.
Henry W. Saunders Distinguished Professor in Forestry

Degree: Ph.D. 1989 Oregon State University
Phone:
 207.581.2903
Website:
 www.forest.umaine.edu/facstaff_pages/wagner/
Email:
Robert.Wagner@maine.edu
Location:
 Nutting Hall

Emeriti & Retired Faculty


Christopher S. CampbellCampbell, Christopher S.
Professor of Plant Systematics

Research Topic: Plant systematics, molecular phylogeny, reproductive biology, and quantitative morphology
Degree:
Ph.D. 1980 Harvard University
Phone:
 207.581.2982
Website:
https://nsfasrv.umaine.edu/amelanchier
Email:
christopher_campbell@umit.maine.edu
Location:
261 Hitchner Hall


Harold B. DowseDowse, Harold B.
Professor of Biological Sciences, Cooperating Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Research Topic: Genetic and molecular analysis of cardiac pacemakers; biology of cellular oscillators; mathematical analysis and modeling of biological systems
Degree:
Ph.D. 1971 New York University
Phone:
207.581.2536
Website:
http://dsap.umaine-biology.net
Email:
dowse@maine.edu
Location:
303 Murray Hall


George JacobsonJacobson, George
Professor of Biology, Ecology, and Climate Change; and Former Director, Climate Change Institute

Research Topic: Plant ecology and paleoecology; long-term history and dynamics of vegetation and climate in the Western Hemisphere
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1975 University of Minnesota


Jody JellisonJellison, Jody
Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology, Cooperating Professor of Forest Biology, Cooperating Professor of Microbiology

Research Topic: Biochemical characterization of wood decay; metal metabolism in fungi; fungal physiology; bioremediation
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1983 Oregon State University


John RingoRingo, John
Professor of Biology

Research Topic: Genetic analysis of reproductive behavior and cardiac rhythms
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1973 University of California, Davis


Christa SchwintzerSchwintzer, Christa
Professor of Botany

Research Topic: Biology of Frankia, a nitrogen-fixing actinomycete, and physiological plant ecology with emphasis on nitrogen fixing and wetland plants
Degree:
Ph.D. 1969 University of Michigan
Phone:
207.581.3115
Email:
christas@maine.edu
Location:
310 Deering Hall


Constance S. StubbsStubbs, Constance S.

Research Topic: Pollination ecology, lichenology, mycology
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1992 University of Maine


Stellos TavantzisTavantzis, Stellos
Professor of Plant Pathology and Cooperating Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology

Research Topic: Molecular genetics of virulence in plant pathogenic fungi; biological control of fungal plant pathogens
Degree:
Ph.D. 1980 Pennsylvania State University


John TjepkemaTjepkema, John
Professor of Plant Physiology

Research Topic: Whole-plant physiology; physiology and ecology of nitrogen fixation
Degree: Ph.D. 1971 University of Michigan


Robert VadasVadas, Robert
Professor of Botany, Oceanography and Zoology

Research Topic: Marine and algal ecology; recruitment; plant-herbivore and predator-prey interactions
Degree:
 Ph.D. 1968 University of Washington

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