Graduate Faculty

Distinguished Professors

Aller, Robert C., Ph.D., 1977, Yale University: Marine geochemistry; marine animal-sediment relations.

Fisher, Nicholas S. Ph.D., 1974 State University of New York at Stony Brook: Marine biogeochemistry of metals, marine pollution, phytoplankton, herbivore interactions.

Lee, Cindy, Ph.D., Emeritus, 1975, University of California, San Diego (Scripps): Marine geochemistry of organic compounds; organic and inorganic nitrogen cycle biochemistry.

Distinguished Service Professors

Bowman, M.J., Ph.D., 1971, University of Saskatchewan, Canada: Coastal dynamics; oceanic fronts; productivity and physical processes.

Bokuniewicz, Henry J., Ph.D., 1976, Yale University: Near shore transport processes; coastal sedimentation; marine geophysics.


Allam, Bassem, Ph.D., 1998, University of Western Brittany, France: Diseases of shellfish.

Aller, Josephine Y., Ph.D., 1975, University of Southern California: Marine benthic ecology; invertebrate zoology; marine microbiology; biogeochemistry.

Chang, Edmund K.M., Ph.D., 1993, Princeton University: Atmospheric dynamics and diagnoses climate dynamics; synoptic meteorology.

Cochran, J. Kirk, Ph.D., 1979, Yale University: Marine geochemistry; use of radionuclides as geochemical tracers; diagenesis of marine sediments.

Colle, Brian A., Ph.D., 1997, University of Washington: Synoptic meteorology; mesoscale numerical modeling and forecasting; coastal meteorology.

Flood, Roger D., Ph.D., 1978, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Marine geology; sediment dynamics; continental margin sedimentation.

Geller, Marvin A., Ph.D., Emeritus, 1969, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Atmospherics dynamics; climate and the upper atmosphere.

Gobler, Christopher, Ph.D. 1999, Stony Brook University: Phytoplankton, harmful algal blooms, estuarine ecology, aquatic biogeochemistry.

Hameed, Sultan, Ph.D., 1968, University of Manchester, England: Atmospheric sciences.

Kollias,  Pavlos, Ph.D. 2000, University of Miami: Radar applications for weather and climate research.

Lonsdale, Darcy J., Ph.D., 1979, University of Maryland: Zooplankton ecology with special interest in physiology; life history studies.

Lopez, Glenn R., Ph.D., 1976, Stony Brook University: Benthic ecology; animal-sediment interactions.

Mak, John E., Ph.D., 1992, University of California, San Diego (Scripps): Atmospheric chemistry and biosphere-atmosphere interactions; isotope geochemistry.

McElroy, Anne E., Ph.D., 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute: Aquatic toxicity, fate and effects of organic contaminants.

Pikitch, Ellen, K. Ph.D., 1983, Indiana University: Fisheries science, conservation biology and marine policy

Scranton, Mary I., Ph.D., 1977, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Marine biogeochemistry; geochemistry of reduced gases; chemical cycling in anoxic systems.

Swanson, R. Lawrence, Ph.D., 1971, Oregon State University: Physical oceanography of coastal waters and estuaries; ocean dumping; coastal zone management.

Taylor, Gordon T., Ph.D., 1983, University of Southern California; Marine microbial ecology; microbial mediation of biogeochemical processes; biofouling.

Wang, Dong-Ping, Emeritus, Ph.D., 1975, University of Miami: Coastal ocean dynamics .

Zhang, Minghua, Ph.D., 1987, Institute for Atmospheric Physics, Academia Sinica, Beijing: Atmospheric sciences; modeling of climate.

Associate Professors

Black, David E., Ph.D., 1998, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami: Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, deep-sea sediments, marine micropaleontology.

Brownawell, Bruce J., Ph.D., 1986, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Biogeochemistry of organic pollutants in seawater and groundwater.

Cerrato, Robert M., Ph.D., 1980, Yale University: Benthic ecology; population and community dynamics; recolonization.

Collier, Jackie L., Ph.D., 1994, Stanford University: Phytoplankton physiology and ecology; freshwater and marine plankton; molecular microbial ecology.

Frisk, Michael, Ph.D., 2004, University of Maryland: Biology, life history, and conservation of elasmobranches.

Khairoutdinov, Marat, Ph.D. 1997, University of Oklahoma: Climate modeling, high resolution cloud modeling, cloud microphysics, super parameterization, massively parallel super-computing, cloud parameterization.

Knopf, Daniel A., Ph.D., 2003, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland: Atmospheric Chemistry, Microphysics and Chemistry of Atmospheric Aerosols, Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry and Kinetics, Instrument Development.

Lwiza, Kamazima M.M., Ph.D. 1990, University of Wales: Structure and dynamics of shelf seas.

Peterson, Bradley, Ph.D. 1998, University of South Alabama: Community ecology of seagrass dominated ecosystems.

Warren, Joseph, Ph.D., 2001, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Acoustical oceanography, zooplankton behavior and ecology.

Wilson, Robert E., Ph.D., 1973, Johns Hopkins University: Estuarine and coastal ocean dynamics.

Yu, Jie, Ph.D. 2000, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Theoretical fluid dynamics and applied mechanics, with emphases on wave mechanics, hydrodynamic instabilities, coastal hydrodynamics and seabed mechanics

Zhu, Qingzhi, Ph.D., 1997, Xiamen University, China: Biogeochemistry, environmental analytical chemistry, trace element sensors.

Assistant Professors

Beaupré, Steven R., Ph.D. 2007: Global carbon cycle, isotope biogeochemistry, isotope reaction analyses. 

Dheilley, Nolwenn M. 2010, Macquarie University, Australia:  Evolution of host-parasite interactions, functional genomics

Dvarskas, Anthony, Ph.D., 2007, University of Maryland, College Park: Environmental economics, ecosystem services and resilience of coastal ecosystems, economics of restoration, natural capital accounting.

Farhadzadeh, Ali, Ph.D. 2011. University of Delaware: Numerical and experimental modeling of storm surge and wave, sediment transport and nearshore morphology evolution, impacts of sea level rise and storm intensification on coastal infrastructure and communities.

Finn, Donovan, Ph.D. 2009, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

French, Michael, Ph.D. 2012, University of Oklahoma: Supercell and tornado dynamics, Doppler weather radar applications, mesoscale meteorology

Kim, Hyemi, Ph.D. 2008, Seoul National University: Low frequency climate variability, tropical meteorology, ocean-atmosphere interaction, prediction and predictability, tropical cyclone activity, extreme events.

Nye, Janet. Ph.D., 2008, University of Maryland: Fish ecology, climate variability, global environmental change, ecosystem-based management.

Taylor, David, Ph.D., 1994, University of Tennessee.

Thorne, Lesley. Ph.D. 2010, Duke University: Bio-physical and trophic interactions in marine ecology; application of spatial analysis and landscape ecology techniques to marine conservation.

Reed, Kevin, Ph.D. 2012, University of Michigan: Climate modeling, tropical cyclones, climate extremes, atmospheric dynamics 

Volkenborn, Nils, Ph.D. 2005, University of Bremen, Germany: Sediment biogeochemistry, benthic ecology, animal-sediment relationships, benthic-pelagic coupling, environmental change and coastal ecosystem functioning.

Wehrmann, Laura, PhD, 2010, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany: Biogeochemistry, trace-metal cycling in marine environments, early diagenetic processes, geomicrobiology, deep biosphere.

Wolfe, Christopher. Ph.D. 2006, Oregon State University: Physical oceanography, large–scale circulation, theory and modeling

Yager, Karina. Ph.D. 2005, Yale University: Impacts of climate change in mountain environments

Joint and Associate Faculty

Baines, Stephen, Ph.D. 1993, Yale University: Aquatic biogeochemistry of carbon and trace elements. Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolution

Levinton, Jeffrey, PhD. 1971, Yale University: Marine ecology. Professor Ecology and Evolution

Lynch, Heather, Ph.D.2006, Harvard University: Spaciotemporal dynamics of Antarctic penguins and development and application of statistics and mathematics to conversation biology

Padilla, Diana, Ph.D. 1987, University of Alberta: Mollusk ecology; invasive species.

Adjunct Faculty  

Flagg, Charles, Ph.D. 1977, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Structure and dynamics of coastal oceans.

Liu, Ping, Ph.D. 1999, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Climate change, dynamics, and modeling.

Pales-Espinosa, Emmanuelle, Ph.D. 1999,  University of Nantes, France: Shellfish physiology, particle selection mechanisms in suspension feeding bivalves, algology.

Price, Roy, Ph.D. 2008, University of South Florida: Cycling of elements in coastal marine environmental and hydrothermal vents.