SBE – Faculty Members

Faculty

Research Topic:
Applied insect ecology, evolution, insect behavior, and integrated pest management.
Alyokhin, Andrei
Professor of Applied Entomology
Degree: Ph. D. 1999 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Phone: (207) 581-2977
Location: 315 E Deering Hall
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Research Topic:
Physiological, molecular, and field studies of fungal pathogens of plants and animals
Annis, Seanna L.
Associate Professor of Mycology
Degree: Ph.D. 1995 University of Guelph
Phone: (207) 581-2621
Location: 303 Hitchner Hall
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Research Topic:
Cellular, biochemical, and molecular analysis of the actin cytoskeleton in response to renal ischemia.
Ashworth, Sharon L.
Assistant Research Professor of Biological Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1998 Purdue University
Phone: (207) 581-2820
Location: 151 Hitchner Hall
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Atkins, Lynn
Instructor in Biological Sciences
Degree: M.S. 2000 University of Maine
Phone: (207) 581-3084
Location: 207 Murray Hall
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Research Topic:
Plant systematics, molecular phylogeny, reproductive biology, and quantitative morphology
Campbell, Christopher S.
Professor of Plant Systematics
Degree: Ph.D. 1980 Harvard University
Phone: (207) 581-2982
Location: 261 Hitchner Hall
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Research Topic:
Biogeochemistry; plant ecology; ecosystem ecology; land use planning
Cronan, Christopher
Professor of Biology and Ecology
Degree: Ph.D. 1978 Dartmouth College
Phone: (207) 581-2618
Location: 204A Deering Hall
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Research Topic:
Large class pedagogy and instructional best practices; Ecology of microbe/bird interactions
Dastoor, Farahad
Lecturer of Biological Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1999 Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Phone: (207) 581-2961
Location: 319C Murray Hall
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Research Topic:
Functional and comparative genomics of low temperature stress tolerance in plants; genetic network modeling; stress response signaling
de los Reyes, Benildo G.
Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics
Degree: Ph.D. 1999 Oklahoma State University
Phone: (207) 581-2995
Location: 313 Hitchner Hall
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Research Topic:
Genetic and molecular analysis of cardiac pacemakers; biology of cellular oscillators; mathematical analysis and modeling of biological systems
Dowse, Harold B.
Professor of Biological Sciences, Cooperating Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Degree: Ph.D. 1971 New York University
Phone: (207) 581-2536
Location: 303 Murray Hall
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Research Topic:
Insect quantitative ecology, pest management, population dynamics, simulation modeling, biostatistics, pollination ecology
Drummond, Francis
Professor of Insect Ecology and Insect Pest Management
Degree: Ph.D. 1986 University of Rhode Island
Phone: (207) 581-2989
Location: 305 Deering Hall
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Research Topic:
Aquatic toxicology, biochemical biomarkers of exposure and effect, development of chemical tolerance, fish health, non-lethal approaches, endangered species, early life stage effects
Elskus, Adria
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1992 Boston University
Phone: (207) 581-2579
Location: 321A Murray Hall
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Gill, Jacquelyn
Assistant Professor of Paleoecology & Plant Ecology
Degree: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Phone: 581-2305
Location: 112 Sawyer Hall
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Research Topic:
Community ecology, environmental gradients, global change; aquatic ecology, freshwater invertebrates
Greig, Hamish
Assistant Professor of Stream Ecology
Degree: Ph.D. 2008 University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Phone: 581-2648
Location: 214 B Deering Hall
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Research Topic:
Insect ecology, insect pathology, invasive species, and biological control
Groden, Eleanor
Professor of Entomology
Degree: Ph.D. 1988 Michigan State University
Phone: (207) 581-2551
Location: 100 Murray Hall
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Research Topic:
Watershed science and management
Hart, David D.
Director, George J. Mitchell Center/Professor of Biological Sciences
Degree: Ph.D 1979 University of California, Davis
Phone: (207) 581-3257
Location: Norman Smith Hall
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Research Topic:
Cell and molecular biology of segmentation and muscle development in Zebrafish
Henry, Clarissa
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 2000 University of Washington
Phone: (207) 581-2816
Location: 217 Hitchner Hall
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Research Topic:
The endocrine basis of bird ecology and behavior; reproductive biology, bird migration and conservation
Holberton, Rebecca
Professor of Biology
Degree: Ph.D. 1991 State University of New York, Albany
Phone: (207) 581-2526
Location: 221 Murray Hall
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Research Topic:
Neurophysiology of sensory and motor systems; biological rhythms; cellular neurobiology of vision; gene expression in frog oocytes
Kass, Leonard J.
Associate Professor of Zoology
Degree: Ph.D. 1980 University of Illinois
Phone: (207) 581-2567
Location: 104A Murray Hall
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Research Topic:
Microevolution, aquatic ecology, population and conservation genetics; fish ecology (including salmonids)
Kinnison, Michael T.
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1999 University of Washington
Phone: (207) 581-2575
Location: 313A Murray Hall
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Research Topic:
Chytridiomycete systematics and phylogeny; chytrid pathogen of amphibians
Longcore, Joyce E.
Associate Research Professor
Degree: Ph.D. 1991 University of Maine
Phone: (207) 581-4396
Location: 216 Deering Hall
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Research Topic:
Large scale ecology and global change
McGill, Brian
Assistant Professor of Biological Science, joint appointment Sustainability Solutions Initiative
Degree: Ph.D. 2003 University of Arizona
Phone: (207) 581-2680
Location: 303 Deering Hall
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Research Topic:
ecosystem ecology, aquatic ecology, terrestrial-aquatic linkages, biogeochemistry, climate change
Northington, Robert
Lecturer/Post-doctoral Research Associate
Degree: Ph.D, Virginia Tech, 2013
Location: 202 Sawyer Research Center
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Research Topic:
Avian ecology, behavior, demography, mating systems, and life history evolution
Olsen, Brian
Assistant Professor of Biology and Ecology
Degree: Ph.D. 2007 Virginia Tech
Phone: (207) 581-2542
Location: 212 Deering Hall
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Pelletreau, Karen
Lecturer/Research Associate in Biology Education
Degree: Ph. D. 2008 University of Delaware
Phone: (207) 581-2520
Location: Murray Hall Room 311
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Research Topic:
Paleolimnology, phytoplankton ecology, lake ecosystem response to global change
Saros, Jasmine E.
Professor of Paleoecology and Biological Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1999 Lehigh University
Phone: (207) 581-2112
Location: 137 Sawyer Environmental Sciences Center
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Research Topic:
Biology of Frankia, a nitrogen-fixing actinomycete, and physiological plant ecology with emphasis on nitrogen fixing and wetland plants
Schwintzer, Christa
Professor of Botany
Degree: Ph.D. 1969 University of Michigan
Phone: (207) 581-3115
Location: 310 Deering Hall
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Research Topic:
Science education
Smith, Michelle
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 2006 University of Washington 2006
Phone: (207) 581-2604
Location: 205 Murray Hall
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Research Topic:
Communication between the brain and peripheral organs/tissues in the regulation of energy balance, 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.
Townsend, Kristy
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Degree: Ph.D. 2007, Boston University
Phone: (coming soon)
Location: Hitchner Hall (exact room TBD)
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Research Topic:
Instructor
Tracewski, Kevin
Instructor in Biological Sciences
Degree: M.S. 1981 University of New Hampshire
Phone: (207) 581-2538
Location: 111 Murray Hall
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Research Topic:
Developmental biology; organogenesis; and the creation of multimedia educational materials in development.
Tyler, Mary S.
Professor of Zoology
Degree: Ph.D. 1975 University of North Carolina
Phone: (207) 581-2559
Location: 301 Murray Hall
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Research Topic:
Invertebrate biology; electron and fluorescence microscopy; phylogeny of lower invertebrates; meiofauna
Tyler, Seth
Professor of Zoology and Cooperating Professor of Marine Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1975 University of North Carolina
Phone: (207) 581-2549
Location: 203 Murray Hall
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Adjunct Faculty

Research Topic:
Pollination ecology, native bee conservation, air quality monitoring using lichens
Dibble, Alison
Assistant Research Professor
Degree: Ph.D. 1995 University of Maine
Location: 5722 Deering Hall
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Cooperating Faculty

Research Topic:
Marine algae: developmental biology and physiology of fertilization; marine ecology; environmental control of reproduction
Brawley, Susan H.
Professor of Marine Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1978 University of California, Berkeley
Phone: (207) 581-2973
Location: 323 Hitchner Hall
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Research Topic:
Nutrition: Pesticide detection, natural toxicants
Bushway, Rodney
Professor of Food Science
Degree: Ph.D. 1977 Texas A&M University
Phone: (207) 581-1626
Location: 115 Hitchner Hall
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Research Topic:
Integrated pest management of vegetable and small fruit crops
Dill, Jim
Extension Associate Program Administrator
Degree: Ph.D. 1979 Purdue University
Phone: (207) 581-3879
Location: 491 College Ave.
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Research Topic:
Mathematical population ecology, complex adaptive systems, modeling
Hiebeler, David
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Degree: Ph.D. 2001 Cornell University
Phone: (207) 581-3924
Location: 236 Neville Hall
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Research Topic:
Molecular genetics of growth and development, genome flux
Hutchinson, Keith
Professor of Biochemistry
Degree: Ph.D. 1974 University of Wisconsin, Madison
Phone: (207) 581-2827
Location: 362 Hitchner Hall
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Research Topic:
Population biology, speciation theory, molecular systematics
Kornfield, Irv
Professor of Marine Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1974 SUNY, Stony Brook
Phone: (207) 581-2548
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Research Topic:
Plant Science: Molecular biology of host-pathogen interactions; diseases of horticultural crops
Lambert, David H.
Associate Professor of Plant Pathology
Degree: Ph.D. 1979 Pennsylvania State University
Phone: (207) 581-2988
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Lindsay, Sara
Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1994 Univ. South Carolina
Phone: (207) 581-2739
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Research Topic:
Plant physiology: disease, ectomycorrhizal, and ethylene effects on growth of conifers
Livingston, William H.
Professor of Forest Pathology
Degree: Ph.D. 1985 University of Minnesota
Phone: (207) 581-2990
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Research Topic:
Quantitative and population genetics of marine invertebrates, molecular evolution
Rawson, Paul
Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1996 University of South Carolina
Phone: (207) 581-4326
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Research Topic:
Behavioral neuroscience, chronobiology, and animal models of psychiatric disorder
Rosenwasser, Alan M.
Professor of Psychology
Degree: Ph.D. 1980 Northeastern Univ.
Phone: (207) 581-2035
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Research Topic:
Ecological physiology of marine invertebrates; biology of symbiotic cnidarians; UV photobiology and oxidative stress
Shick, J. Malcolm
Professor of Marine Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1974 Texas A&M University
Phone: (207) 581-2562
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Research Topic:
Biological and environmental influences on forest health and productivity
Shortle, Walter
Senior Research Plant Pathologist
Degree: Ph.D. 1974 North Carolina University, Raleigh
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Research Topic:
Ecology and evolutionary biology of benthic marine algae, invertebrates, and communities; emphasis on crustose coralline algae, herbivores, and lobster
Steneck, Robert S.
Professor of Marine Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1983 Johns Hopkins University
Phone: (207) 581-3321
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Research Topic:
Environmental toxicology: molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis, comparative carcinogenesis, aquatic toxicology
Van Beneden, Rebecca J
Professor of Biochemistry and Marine Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 1983 Johns Hopkins University
Phone: (207) 581-4315
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Wagner, Robert G.
Henry W. Saunders Distinguished Professor in Forestry
Degree: Ph.D. 1989 Oregon State University
Phone: (207) 581-2903
Location: Nutting Hall, University of Maine, Orono
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Recent Emeriti & Retired Faculty

Research Topic:
Community and foraging ecology and social behavior of mammals and birds; evolution and biogeography of North and South American rodents
Glanz, William E.
Associate Professor of Zoology and Cooperating Associate Professor of Wildlife
Degree: Ph.D. 1977 University of California, Berkeley
Phone: (207) 581-2545
Location: 311 Murray Hall
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Research Topic:
Plant ecology and paleoecology; long-term history and dynamics of vegetation and climate in the Western Hemisphere
Jacobson, George
Professor of Biology, Ecology, and Climate Change; and Former Director, Climate Change Institute
Degree: Ph.D. 1975 University of Minnesota
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Research Topic:
Biochemical characterization of wood decay; metal metabolism in fungi; fungal physiology; bioremediation
Jellison, Jody
Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology, Cooperating Professor of Forest Biology, Cooperating Professor of Microbiology
Degree: Ph.D. 1983 Oregon State University
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Research Topic:
Genetic analysis of reproductive behavior and cardiac rhythms
Ringo, John
Professor of Biology
Degree: Ph.D. 1973 University of California, Davis
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Research Topic:
Pollination ecology, lichenology, mycology
Stubbs, Constance S.
Degree: Ph.D. 1992 University of Maine
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Research Topic:
Molecular genetics of virulence in plant pathogenic fungi; biological control of fungal plant pathogens
Tavantzis, Stellos
Professor of Plant Pathology and Cooperating Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Degree: Ph.D. 1980 Pennsylvania State University
Phone: (207) 581-2986
Location: 347 Hitchner Hall
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Research Topic:
Whole-plant physiology; physiology and ecology of nitrogen fixation
Tjepkema, John
Professor of Plant Physiology
Degree: Ph.D. 1971 University of Michigan
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Research Topic:
Marine and algal ecology; recruitment; plant-herbivore and predator-prey interactions
Vadas, Robert
Professor of Botany, Oceanography and Zoology
Degree: Ph.D. 1968 University of Washington
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